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Members of the Cessna Reserve Environment Group at Middleton Grange.
Members of the Cessna Reserve Environment Group at Middleton Grange.

I am delighted to tell you the spring edition of Council's free Sustaining Liverpool publication is out now.

In this edition, you will find out about our Mosquito Control Program, which aims to reduce mosquito populations in Liverpool. It also provides residents with the information they need to protect their families and homes - especially over the warmer months of the year.

September is Biodiversity Month and we highlight this important event with tips on how you can help protect our natural environment and the flora and fauna classified as 'vulnerable' and 'endangered' in the Liverpool Local Government Area. The 'vulnerable' powerful owl and hooded robin are species that live in Liverpool.

You can help by downloading the FeralScan Pest Mapping app to document feral animals such as foxes and rabbits. You can stop backyard weeds from spreading into nearby bushland by placing them in your green waste bin at home.

You can also volunteer to help remove weeds and litter and plant native trees in Liverpool's bushland and parks by joining one of council's environment groups. The groups meet one Saturday or Sunday each month and follow social-distancing rules to keep everyone safe.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of spending time outside while making a difference in the community. The environment groups are located across Liverpool, from Voyager Point to Middleton Grange, so residents are sure to find a suitable location in their area.

Citizen scientists can go to the dates for your diary page to find out how they can download apps and head outdoors to join the Aussie Backyard Bird Count from October 19 to 25 or Australia's Biggest Frog Count, FrogID Week, from November 6 to 15.

Sustaining Liverpool is published four times a year. Residents can subscribe to have the newsletter delivered free to their inbox to help them stay up-to-date with the latest environmental events and activities.