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Waving those weed wands

Waving those weed wands

Members of the Mt Somers Walkways Society were out last week for the first day of their annual weed spraying progamme.

President, Robert Schikker, said the society had controlled weeds behind Woolshed Creek along the banks of the Stour River for the past 40-odd years.

“If it wasn’t for the volunteers that area would be covered in broom,” he said.

Most of the volunteers were over 65 and helped out for fitness and to get around the countryside.

“Our crew is getting older and we need more people available on Wednesdays through to Fridays,” he said.

The weed spraying will continue until around Christmas.

Schikker said he expected there would be quite a bit of new weed growth after the recent flooding in the Stour River.

The group was also busy with on-going work on the tracks around Mt Somers. This includes an upgrade to the boardwalk near the Bus Stop.

Schikker said five loads of wood had been flown in. He expected the board walk to be completed before Christmas.

By Sharon Davis