Residents keen to hear about the impact of foxes in their local area and get expert advice on control methods are invited to a series of free workshops this week across the outer South West Sydney region.
Coordinated by Greater Sydney Local Land Services (GSLLS), the workshops will kick off in Cobbitty tonight, followed by Wedderburn on Wednesday night and Picton on Thursday.
Topics to be covered include expert advice on pest animal management, livestock health and information on local wildlife.
The two hour workshops are part of the Menangle fox control campaign run in partnership with GSLLS and Barragal Landcare Group with support from local councils.
They are funded through the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust.
Local landholders can learn how to control pest animals as part of a community initiative to reduce the damage caused by foxes to native wildlife and stock.
They will be shown how to use a cage trap, livestock health and management and weeds to watch out for in rural locations such as Wedderburn.
Foxes pose a serious threat to native vegetation, domestic pets and livestock, causing over $227 million damage a year in Australia.
“It is important that we take a community wide approach to reducing pest numbers and protecting native wildlife, stock and pets,” says Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said.
“This enables people to understand and be trained in approved and effective control measures,” Cr Brticevic said.
- Tonight’s meeting will be in the Cobbitty scout hall, Cut Hill Road from 5pm.
- The Wedderburn workshop will be held at the Campbelltown Writers Retreat, 391 Wedderburn Road, on Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm.
- Wollondilly Community Nursery in Wonga Road, Picton will be the venue for the third workshop on Thursday, February 27 and will start from 6pm.