Fairfield City Council is asking residents to report any sightings of an illegal water plant, after weed officers detected the presence of Frogbit, (Limnobium laevigatum), in De Freitas wetland near Fairfield CBD.
To identify the weed, look for smooth, rounded, fleshy green leaves up to 4cm across with sponge-like sections underneath. To report Frogbit, call NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line 1800 680 244, or Fairfield City Council on 9725 0222.
For more information, read the 'Council Callout for Frogbit Weed' MEDIA RELEASE.
A sample of Frogbit Weed
Fairfield City’s Environment Volunteer Program includes tree planting, weed removal, rubbish removal, habitat restoration, bushland regeneration, and community education.
Download a membership form for Fairfield City’s Environment Volunteer Membership. Please save this form after you have filled it out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Attention: Natural Resources Team" in the subject line.
Natural Resources team leader: 9725 0758.
Disputes, grievances and issues of concern about pollution, public health and safety, building matters and animals can be investigated when requests are submitted.
Complaints will be responded to within seven days, followed by a telephone call advising when a matter has been resolved with no further action.