04 Aug Water Hyacinth 2011
Water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes is a declared Class 2 plant under the Land Protection (Pest & Stock Route Management) Act 2002. Under the Act landholders are required to maintain their property free of Class 2 pests. It is important to note that it is also an offence to keep or sell water hyacinth without a permit. Significant areas of Queensland have already been impacted by water hyacinth, and this Class 2 pest requires significant resources to manage current infestations and to contain any further spread.