The purpose of the Denmark Environment Centre Inc is to ' inspire, educate and connect people in the community to protect, care for and preserve the natural environment'. We form partnerships to work on common local environmental issues, facilities for local environmental projects, we run education and on ground projects, and provide library, herbarium and a shop front to support environmental work.
Weeds targeted in this project include:
Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia),
Arum Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica), and
Two species of Blackberry (Rubus anglocandicans & Rubus laudatus)
The project will encompass the whole of the Shire of Denmark from the Nornalup River to the West to the Hay River in the East and Blue Lake Road to the North. There are 5500 residents in the Shire with approximately 2000 households (ABS 2011 Census). The Shire encompasses 185,990ha.
Rationale for the project: Control of the selected Weeds of National Significance are aimed at protection of biodiversity in the Shire of Denmark. These weeds are visibly spreading. The Shire and Department of Parks and Wildlife are taking action on public land, effective investment requires simultaneous action on private land. There are only a handful of full time farmers in this Shire so control is required across predominantly peri-urban lifestyle landholdings.