Lorne tackles Queens Park 


LorneCare and Friends of Queens Park have once again teamed up over August, September and October to tackle the invasive woody weeds  boneseed, cape broom and sweet pittosporum.

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The joint working bees are conducted annually with each working bee focusing on one particular weed which is in flower, allowing volunteers to easily identify the invasive species.

Friends of Queens Park Chairman John Wilson said the group’s primary focus was the conservation and preservation of Queens Park.

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“It was great to see more than 20 people attending each working bee. There was a great sense of comradery throughout the day and we even had some new volunteers joining in,” he said.

LorneCare’s Co-convener, Alain Purnell, said the group welcomed the three-way partnership that had developed between their group, Friends of Queens Park and GORCC as a result of this annual combined effort to enhance the beauty of Queens Park.

“This year, as a result of the wet winter the weeds were prolific but the ground was significantly softer so they were easier to pull out.

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Mr Purnell said the social component was his favourite part of the collaborative working bees with the traditional BBQ at the end strengthen the bonds between the groups.

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