ParkCare Patch - Friends of The Pinnacle
Friends of the Pinnacle
Friends of the Pinnacle have regular small working groups twice a week on Thursday and Saturday mornings (weather permitting) and all ParkCare volunteers are invited to attend.
The invasion of weeds is arguably one of the most obvious and serious threats to the environmental values of The Pinnacle. The consequences include the elimination of native grass species and the destruction of habitat that native birds and animals use for shelter, food and nesting. Weeds also alter bushfire pattern and intensity, and contribute to loss of plant cover and soil disturbance.
Come along and join us as we work together to preserve the environmental values of the Pinnacle.
We ask all volunteers to wear long pants, long sleeves and a hat. Please bring along a water bottle and some morning tea for our tea break.
For details of upcoming events see What’s On at the Pinnacle.
If you'd like to learn more about the Friends of the Pinnacle, you might like to check out their website?
Friends of the Pinnacle - 2018 Update
The Friends of The Pinnacle (fotpin) is a group of ParkCare volunteers with a common interest in protecting, enhancing and promoting the ecological values of the Pinnacle Nature Reserve.
Our activities include weed management (guided by our Weed Management Plan, available here: http://www.fotpin.org.au/docs/CWMP_Pinnacle_2010.pdf), erosion control projects, rabbit and kangaroo monitoring, biodiversity monitoring through programs such as Vegwatch and monthly bird surveys, guided walks programs each Spring and Autumn and family planting events. We also endeavour to raise awareness of the reserve and conservation issues by working with local schools through guided walks for students and display stands at local school fetes, etc., ParkCare-related advocacy both directly and through organisations such as local catchment groups and Greening Australia, acting as guides for groups such as the Canberra Ornithologists Group who regularly organise walks at the reserve, as well as various other activities aimed at engaging with the local community and monitoring and maintaining or improving the reserve’s ecological values. All our activities are subject to the approval of the ACT Government’s Parks & Conservation Service, who also provide invaluable assistance.
Our weed management activities are undertaken by small weeding teams who meet weekly on Thursday and Saturday mornings and target a wide range of weeds with physical removal methods. Our ChemCerted volunteers work seasonally targeting those especially invasive weeds that are more effectively controlled by chemical treatment such as African Lovegrass, St. John’s Wort, Sweet Briar, Blackberry, Verbascum and Capeweed.
Committee meetings are held quarterly and our AGM is currently held in late July of each year to elect a new Coordinating Committee and to review the year’s activities. Further information on the Pinnacle Nature Reserve and the group’s activities is available on our website (www.fotpin.org.au) and on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthepinnacle/).
Coordinator, Friends of the Pinnacle
The next 10 shifts (out of 79 total shifts) for this activity are as follows
|Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Thursday, March 28, 2019||8:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, March 30, 2019||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Thursday, April 04, 2019||8:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 06, 2019||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Thursday, April 11, 2019||8:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 13, 2019||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Thursday, April 18, 2019||8:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 20, 2019||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Thursday, April 25, 2019||8:30 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, April 27, 2019||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|