Getting off on the right foot with the 10 year gamba plan
Right now, Territorians are gearing up their efforts to fight gamba during the wet season. We’re just around the corner from the most effective time to remove gamba grass by hand or spraying before seeding and while it is actively growing.
When you’re taking anything on, you need a plan of attack and to be able to measure how you’re tracking. Dealing with gamba grass is no different. It’s vitally important that everyone, including private landholders and government agencies, gets rid of as much gamba as possible this wet to avoid the dangerously destructive gamba fires we have experienced during previous dry seasons. Now is the time for landholders of all sizes to plan how they are going to get on top of gamba for when the Wet season arrives.
Keep your eye out for the first gamba annual scorecard
The Northern Territory Government is getting ready to release its first annual report tracking achievements as per benchmarks set in the 10 year Gamba Plan. The plan forms part of a strategic approach to reduce the risk and damage caused by gamba grass, and the destructive fires it fuels, to the natural environment, life, property, and infrastructure. Territorians want to see this plan to get rid of more gamba in more places starting off on the right foot.
We will look forward to seeing the first report. Keep an eye out over the coming weeks – we will share it with you! Spread the word with your friends.
It’s vital that this first snapshot gives the public a clear sense of how things are progressing, the successes to build upon, and the challenges to overcome across our communities. We want to ensure this first snapshot clearly shows how things are tracking on the measures that matter to Territorians who want to reduce fire risk, protect places like Litchfield National Park and turn the tide against gamba.
Come and embrace the mango madness this weekend at the Berry Springs Mango Market.
This weekend, Gamba Grass Roots will be at the Berry Springs Mango Market on Sunday, 31 October from 8am to 3pm at Berry Springs Recreation Reserve. We’ll be joined by the Darwin River Volunteer Bushfire Brigade (DRVBB) and Protect our Patch. Our stall will be outside alongside the DRVBB grass fire vehicle.
Come and talk to us about gamba, learn about this year’s free herbicide program, and chat about how managing your gamba this wet season can keep you safe from gamba-fuelled fires next dry season.