What you can do to help
There is plenty you can do to help look after our native plants. Below are some practical guidelines that can make a big difference.
- Get to know the native plants in your area and how to identify them. There are many great tools and links available on FBA’s resources page.
- Protect existing habitat by removing weeds on your property and controlling feral animals (e.g. pigs, dogs, cats and foxes) as they can carry weed seeds and destroy native plants.
- Become familiar with National policies and State legislation that protects our native plants, and help others to understand their importance.
- If clearing native vegetation for any reason, know the regulations and ask for help to make sound decisions about your activities.
- When you’re out and about, stay on designated roads, tracks and walkways (driving off track can cause long-term damage).
- When buying new plants for your garden, try and source local natives (your local Council is a good place to start) and avoid buying plants that turn into weeds if they escape.
- Join a Native Plants Queensland group near you to learn even more.
- Join a local community group or volunteer to help protect and restore native bushland near you.