Caring for our Bushland
When visiting your local bushland there are actions you can take to protect the health of these areas.
Here are some ways you can help:
- Report fires immediately on 000.
- Stay on the main walk trails. This minimizes disturbance to plants and wildlife by not having too many walking tracks throughout the bushland. This is also for your safety as poisonous snakes occur here.
- Pick up litter you see in the bushland. It is handy to take a disposable bag with you to collect and remove the rubbish.
- Make sure your dog is on a lead. Please remove and dispose of dog droppings to reduce fertilizing weeds and encouraging them to spread. Bags and disposal bins are located near the oval and south of the tennis courts.
- Report anti-social behavior to City Rangers on 1300 655 860.
- Report damage, dumped garden or household waste to the City of Joondalup. It’s easy, go to https://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/kb/resident/reporting-damage-in-the-city and fill out the simple form. Location is recorded automatically if you’re on site and photos can be uploaded.
- Any obstructions noticed along the firebreaks and walk trails can be reported using the City of Joondalup link above. It is very important safe access for Fire Brigade vehicles is maintained.
- Become a member of Friends of Warwick Bushland.
- We are all valued volunteers.
Enjoy and tell others about us.
Caring for Warwick Bushland
Weeds in the Bushland
Weeds invade and take over ecosystems and are not in balance with other flora and fauna. Many ornamental plants from gardens have become environmental weeds in our bushland due to dumping of garden waste or spread of seed by birds. There are over 170 species of weeds recorded in Warwick Bushland, but some of these have been eradicated. These are listed below. Serious weeds such as Acacia trigonophylla, Rose Geranium, Geraldton Carnation Weed, Pigface, Watsonia, Veldt Grass, Freesias and Lachenalia are the focus of current management actions by the City of Joondalup, guided by weed maps and a strategic prioritization process by the Friends Group. This group has received grants for weed control in 2020 and contributes substantially by hand weeding and recording new outbreaks.
Friends of Warwick Bushland hold weeding sessions during the year. To become more informed and aware of weeds that impact the bushland become part of our bushland care activities. Check out our FaceBook page, website or newsletter for the next session.
For more information see the Environmental Weeds Guide here.