- Wednesday 13 January 2021
Though bright and beautiful, Fireweed is a fast-spreading weed that can have a significant impact on local farmers, is poisonous to horses and livestock and is considered a high priority invasive plant to control on the Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Council is currently targeting fireweed in Kenilworth and wants help from residents to keep an eye out for it.
Fireweed spreads very easily and can get onto a property through pasture seed, hay, turf, mulch, stock transport and machinery.
If you have seen fireweed, please contact council on 5475 7272 to speak with a Pest Plant Officer.
Council offers a range of services to help with invasive plant management including free weed control hire equipment such as wick wipers, splatter guns, a mobile spray unit (400L) and knapsack kits.
To find out more and discover what other invasive plant species might be in your area, visit council’s website for more information www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Invasive-plants-and-animals/Invasive-plants/Weed-Identification-and-Control
Preserving Kenilworth’s heritage
Congratulations to the Kenilworth and District Historical Association, who were a recent recipient of Sunshine Coast Council’s latest round of Heritage Levy grants.
Preserving and hopefully learning from our heritage through sharing our stories are key goals of the Heritage Levy.
Organisations such as the Kenilworth and District Historical Association work hard to understand, preserve and promote our history and create opportunities to share our region’s cultural heritage through new exhibits and creative public programs.
Well done to our dedicated band of volunteers, who work in most of our local museums and community heritage organisations, and do a remarkable job of helping to preserve our Sunshine Coast heritage, both for current and future generations.
To find out more about local heritage organisations or to become a volunteer at your local museum visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au