Taylors Creek Landcare Group Meeting

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16 Mar 2015 - 7:30pm

When: Monday 16 March, 7.30pm
Where: "Nardoo" 320 Taylors Creek Road, Tarago

Free Training

Fox baiting must be done in a way that ensures personal, community and environmental safety. That's why it is mandatory for people to hold an appropriate safety certificate.  Local Land Services is offering free short courses in the Yass area so that people can obtain the necessary qualification. This training only takes a few hours and will show you how to control feral pests safely, effectively and ethically.
Phil McGrath, of Braidwood LLS, has been contacted about running a short course in the Taylors Creek area.  LLS is having a real push in trying to get feral animals, particularly foxes, under control and have agreed to waive the normal fee for these courses. Not only will the courses be free of charge but also a number of fox baits will be issued free to participants of the course who take part in group fox baiting. 
Phil is coming to speak at our next meeting, at 7.30pm on Monday, 16th March at “Nardoo”, 320 Taylors Creek Road. Expressions of interest in participating in one of these courses will be taken. You do not have to be a member of Landcare -anyone with land-holdings, large or small, is urged to attend or phone me, Joan Limon, to register your interest on 4844 6250. 
Whilst we will not be able to force extinction of the fox, we can prevent it continuing to be such a major environmental and agricultural pest. If you have 10ha or more you can help Landcare achieve this. If you have never thought about controlling foxes before the training will show you how to do it safely and effectively. And even if you have been battling the fox for years you may be able to improve your results.
You can make a real difference by joining in a training course and participating in twice yearly baiting programs. Even if you are already baiting before lambing or are shooting foxes please consider joining a local baiting group as well. There is clear evidence to show that if neighbours work together strategically they achieve better and longer lasting results than those who work alone.