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Check your ponds and dams for this destructive weed

MidCoast Council weed officers are calling on all local residents to check their home aquariums and ponds after this week’s discovery of the Amazon Frogbit aquatic weed near Forster triggered an emergency response to control the spread of the weed.

This is the first time Amazon Frogbit has been found in a natural area in NSW and is a significant find. The weed is classed as Prohibited Matter under the new Biosecurity Act 2015 and a joint emergency response is now underway involving Council together with Hunter Local Land Services, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

Council is calling on local aquarium owners and those who have ponds or dams on their properties to check for Amazon Frogbit and contact Council if the weed is discovered.

More information: http://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/News-Media/Help-us-stop-the-spread-of-ecosystem-destroyer

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The location near Foster infested with Amazon Frogbit

 

 

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