Come and grab a gladdie to save reserve in Maida Vale

RESIDENTS are invited to come along to the Maida Vale Grab-a-Gladdie day this Sunday.

The October 11 event, from 10am to noon, is to help stop pink gladioli from invading Maida Vale Reserve.

Pink gladioli is an introduced, invasive weed that threatens the reserve, a biodiverse natural habitat for more than 200 plants and animals.

The community is urged to bring a buddy and pluck a gladdie.

Pulling up pink gladioli at this time of the year stops the bulbs setting seed and spreading.

Bring along a sunhat, boots, gloves and a water bottle for a short hand-pulling gladdie session, and then join Shire of Kalamunda staff for light refreshments.

Pink gladioli (Gladiolus caryophyllaceus) is a bulbous garden escapee originally from South Africa that has taken hold in bushland across Kalamunda, including in Maida Vale.

Meet at the entry of Ridgehill Road, Maida Vale at 10am.

For catering purposes, call to register on 9257 9999 or email environment@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.