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Media Release - 14 February 2020
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.
A public meeting and workshop will give the Wedderburn community information on the Menangle Fox Campaign and how they can help reduce the impact of foxes in the community.
The campaign is being supported by Council in conjunction with Wedderburn landholders, Barragal Landcare Group and Greater Sydney Local Land Services, and is targeting sites in Wedderburn, Menangle, Picton and Cobbitty.
“It is important that we take a community-wide approach to reducing pest numbers and protecting native wildlife, stock and pets,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“This enables people to understand and be trained in approved and effective control measures,” Cr Brticevic said.
Foxes pose a serious threat to native vegetation, domestic pets and livestock, causing over $227 million damage a year in Australia.
Topics covered in the workshop include fox control methods, how to use a cage trap, livestock health and management and weeds to watch out for in Wedderburn.
The meeting and workshop will be held at the Campbelltown Writers Retreat, 391 Wedderburn Road, Wedderburn on Wednesday 26 February from 6pm to 8pm.
People can register for the workshop at www.lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/greater-sydney/events
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