FFMVic: Stop Dumping Garden Waste In Forests
Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) is urging the community to be vigilant and on the look out for people illegally dumping garden waste, in forests around Portland and Heywood.
Non-native plants and environmental weeds in garden waste invade forests and parks, crowding out native plants and having negative impacts on local fauna.
These invasive species quickly multiply and lower biodiversity values in forests and parks that are home to several rare and threatened species, including the Small-flower Grevillea and the Southern Brown Bandicoot.
“The time our crews spend removing dumped garden waste could be better spent making further headway on our invasive species removal program and on improvements that benefit the community.” said FFMVic Forest Management and Roading Officer Mitch Williams.