DORCs, Bike Hashers and Parks and Wildlife Rangers combined on the weekend (9th March) to target the weed gamba grass in Charles Darwin National Park. This is to make the trails more enjoyable for everyone to ride, plus also helps conserve the area from the threat of serious fires later in the season.
Hot fires would ultimately change the nature of the Park – plus pose a risk to riders.
Thanks heaps to the dynamic team, which had to put up with spear grass heads, sneezing fits and allergies, welt marks and lugging backpacks of herbicide – not to mention the red dye which helped them identify weeds they’d sprayed – and also matched the hair of one of the volunteers!
Lucky mountain bikers are a tough bunch! Trail maintenance is for the benefit of everyone, so volunteers are always welcome!