The Creightons Creek - Gooram Blackberry Action Group continued to build local awareness and action on blackberry during 2016/17.

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CREIGHTONS CREEK-GOORAM BLACKBERRY ACTION GROUP

The Creightons Creek-Gooram Blackberry Action Group targets the owners of small lifestyle blocks and farms in the hilly region near Euroa, where blackberry has gradually spread across the landscape to become an increasing threat.

 

Landowners who sign up to blackberry control are eligible for herbicide subsidies from the taskforce as well as financial assistance to employ a contractor to help with blackberry control.

 

A field day the Action Group hosted in October 2016 proved successful, with the number of landowners signing up to the blackberry control effort more than doubling.