Salvinia Management Program
Council is trialing an integrated pest management program to manage salvinia in the Botanic Gardens lake, using a biological control agent, the salvinia weevil. Salvina (Salvinia Molesta) is a free-floating aquatic fern and is declared noxious plant in Australia. It can double in size within a week and rapidly form mats that completely cover lake systems, damaging water quality and causing a safety hazard.
Over the past year, the weevil has been successful in clearing salvina from other Council lakes including Lake Orpheus in Robina and Aqua Promenade in Currumbin. However, the salvinia weevil can take several months to become established, particularly in a large area. To assist, Council has cordoned a section of the lake, west of the causeway, to encourage the weevil to establish. Other areas are being managed through a combination of spraying and harvesting. As the weevil becomes established, Council will relocate weevil-infested plants to other plants to other parts of the lake.
Friends Gardens Maintenance Morning
Every Wednesday from October to March, 6.30am to 9am. Every Wednesday from April to September, 7.30am to 9am. Meet at the Friends' Centre. For further information about planting days, guided walks or joining the Friends, please visit fgcbg.org.au or phone 0449 561 674.
Fit and fabulous for the over 50’s
Join this fun, motivating, friendly group training session for the over 50s. Improve your posture, balance and strength with this gentle group exercise session. Great for helping to prevent falls. Meeting every Tuesday at 9am. Just $2 per class – contact Hands on PT on 0432 692 131 for further information.
Join this free class, great for creating strength and health, with emphasis on body alignment, relaxation and slow movement. Qualified instructor Brad will guide you through gentle movements for relaxation. Meet on Tuesdays or Fridays at 8.30am. Contact Brad for further information on 0418 757 539.
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