We recently tried to do one of the walks at …

Comment on Parks authority controls people, not weeds by Environment-friend.

We recently tried to do one of the walks at Simpson’s Gap and didn’t get very far: All totally overgrown with grasses – not many native ones, unfortunately.
We’ve been saying those things to the rangers (on the rare occasions you actually see one in a park unless it’s a scheduled talk) for many years and many times, but unfortunately too much money seems to be spent on sitting in the office and not enough outside really protecting our beautiful nature!
Why? I do not know and will never understand! It’s a real shame. There would be so many ways of doing at least something! “From little things, big things grow.” This goes in a negative and positive way. If you leave one seed, there will be hundreds after the next rains, but, if you pull or dig out that one invasive plant – there will be less. Instant success!
I used to pull out onion weed in the FLinders Ranges wherever I saw it – every little step helps. If everyone would help, we could do big things. Maybe do more public info work and get community groups, schools and even prisoners to help. Let’s get started – all together as a community.
PS: Same thing with feral cats. I am so sick of always just hearing there are too many … why not start though, and get rid of every single one you see!?

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