Before the lock down began, the conservancy had a busy few months. So busy that we had no time to update our activities on our blog. Now that we are stuck inside, it’s a chance to reflect on what we were up to at the start of 2020.
At the end of February, 16 workers from the Conservancy’s alien clearing teams took part in a 3-day Herbicide applicator training course. This regular training ensures that trainees understand how to prepare the herbicide, how to apply the chemicals, how to maintain the equipment and how to practice safe techniques when using these chemicals.
The first two days comprised mainly of theoretical content, but learners were given time to practice the techniques they were taught. On the final day learners completed a written test and a practical where participants were given the opportunity to demonstrate their newly learnt skills.
This is essential training for the safety of our teams and for the protection of the environment. Coalition training provided the training with funding from the Department of Environmental Affairs.