Want to help the environment? Wash your bike!

Mountain bike enthusiasts in Tasmania, Australia, are being asked to clean their cycles regularly to help stop the spread of invasive plants and plant-based diseases.

Natural Resource Management North has launched a poster campaign to spread the message: “A clean bike is good for the bike and good for the bush.”

“It is very easy to move weed seeds and diseases around the state without even realising,” said regional landcare facilitator Alison Hugo.

Plants that the state government is keen to control include Spanish heath. The garden plant, introduced from Europe, has taken over areas of Victoria and Tasmania, spreading quickly and crowding out native species.


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