Learn how to control feral foxes in Wedderburn

Scavengers: Foxes are an increasing problem in Macarthur's urban and agricultural communities. Picture: James Doumtsis Invasive Animals CRC
Scavengers: Foxes are an increasing problem in Macarthur's urban and agricultural communities. Picture: James Doumtsis Invasive Animals CRC

Local landholders can learn how to control pest animals as part of a community initiative to reduce the damage caused by foxes to native wildlife and stock.

A public meeting and workshop will give the Wedderburn community information on the Menangle Fox Campaign and how they can help reduce the impact of foxes in the community.

The campaign is being supported by Campbelltown Council in conjunction with Wedderburn landholders, Barragal Landcare Group and Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

The Menangle Fox Campaign is targeting sites in Wedderburn, Menangle, Picton and Cobbitty.

Mayor George Brticevic encouraged residents to attend the meeting.

"It is important that we take a community-wide approach to reducing pest numbers and protecting native wildlife, stock and pets," he said.

"This enables people to understand and be trained in approved and effective control measures."

Foxes pose a serious threat to native vegetation, domestic pets and livestock, causing more than $227 million in damage a year in Australia.

Topics covered in the workshop include fox control methods, how to use a cage trap, livestock health and management and weeds to watch out for in Wedderburn.

The meeting and workshop will be held at the Campbelltown Writers Retreat, 391 Wedderburn Road, Wedderburn on Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm to 8pm.

Register for the workshop at lls.nsw.gov.au/regions/greater-sydney/events.