Program - Managing Wetland Pests and Weeds

Wetlands Trees 2016

Managing Wetland Pests and Weeds

Program Outline

Day 1: Thursday, 28 April 2016

TimeDetails

9.45am

Registration

10am

Introduction & Welcome

10.15am

An overview of noxious aquatic weeds

11am

Aquatic weed control in local councils, the Lake Macquarie experience

11.45am

A case study of managing Alligator Weed and selective submerged weeds

12.30pm

Managing noxious Juncus

1.15pm

Lunch

2pm

Controlling Bitou Bush along coastlines

2.30pm

Managing floating weeds, including Salvinia

3pm

Afternoon Tea (in the bus)

3pm

Field excursion – visiting various weed management case studies within SOPA and adjacent sites

 4.30pm 

Preparing a weed control and pond maintenance plan

5.15pm

Discussions

5.30pm

Q&A / Closing 

Day 2: Friday, 29 April 2016

TimeDetails

8.30am

Registration

8.45am

Welcome & Introduction 

9am

               An overview of wetland pests in Australia

9.30am

Understanding mosquitoes and biting midges

11am

Morning Tea

11.15am

Pet animals around wetlands: perspectives and problems

11.45am

Carp and Gambusia control

12.30pm

Managing Flying Foxes

1.15pm

Lunch

2pm

Managing Australian White Ibis

2.30pm

Managing Purple Swamphen – an enemy of emergent water plants

3pm

Are people the biggest pests or the solutions?

3.30pm

Closing / Certificates

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Cost: Registration for regular two days $770 (incl. GST) or Concession two days $660 (incl. GST)
Bookings close:  Thursday 14 April, 2016
For more information email education@sopa.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9714 7888