Murray River Council launches Operation Bindii

By Brayden May

OPERATION Bindii is go in Murray River Council.

Council is seeking the assistance of locals to help eradicate bindii from backyards and nature strips and there are prizes to be won.

MRC's John Harvie said the initiative was a great way for the community to come together.

“We need everyone's support to help get on top of this issue,” John said.

“In the past few weeks, we've had a lot of instances where kids are getting flat tyres and pets are getting bindis in their paws.

“Our goal is to stop incidents like these happening. We have a senior weeds team who often go around and spray bindii but there is only so much we are able to do.

“Now is a good time to remove these from your garden because they're at a stage in their growth where they are producing seeds. And while a lot of people are at home and practicing social distancing when thought it would be a good time to get the campaign started.

“Removing them at this stage will help to prevent the spread. But please remember to put them in your green waste bin.”

Council is asking for residents to send their photos and videos to [email protected]

There are 10 x $250 vouchers to local businesses to be won for largest bindi pulled, before and after pictures, creative costumes and family involvement.

The operation which was launched yesterday will run until April 30 and covers MRC's entire footprint.