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The Corner Inlet Blackberry Action Group had a
successful fourth year encouraging South Gippsland
landowners to reduce their blackberry infestations.



Its work focuses on the area between the townships of Toora and Foster and bounded by the hill country around Toora North and Corner Inlet, which contains diverse agricultural land and important environmental values.

The group used funding from several grant programs to subsidise blackberry control chemicals for landowners, which helped encourage many who were previously reluctant to start spraying infestations.

Partnerships continued to be important, including with the South Gippsland Shire, Parks Victoria, Toora Lions Club, Friends of Agnes Falls and the local newspaper. The group held several community events during the year, including information sessions that attracted up to 40 people.

A local citizens science project began tracking results to better understand the most successful ways to reduce blackberry in the area, which will inform them and the Action Group in future.






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