LIONS Clubs across the Goulburn Murray Valley (GMV) will take on the role of fruit fly ambassadors through the delivery of a community awareness and education campaign.
Goulburn Murray Valley regional fruit fly coordinator Ross Abberfield attended the conference and received enthusiastic support from Lions Club members.
“By voting to adopt the campaign, Lions members recognised that broad community support is required to maintain and grow the strength of the GMV’s horticultural sector.” he said.
“In order to protect our multi-million dollar horticultural industry, it is essential we work with the community to control the spread of Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) and raise awareness about fruit fly management.
“We welcome the opportunity to continue to work with Lions across the region to ensure the community is aware of the risk QFF poses and is familiar with key actions home gardeners can take to reduce this threat.”
The Goulburn Murray Valley regional fruit fly action group supported the ‘bye bye fruit fly’ pilot program which last month saw the Tongala Lions Club deliver a primary schools and community awareness and education day.
As part of the pilot program Tongala Lions Club produced almost 400 homemade fruit fly traps, which were decorated by more than 250 school children and distributed throughout the Tongala community.
For more information go to www.gmv-qldfruitfly.com.au