ParkCare Patch - Friends of Mount Painter



Friends of Mount Painter carry out work that supports the Parks and Conservation Service’s management of the reserve. We hold monthly work parties on the third Sunday morning of every month and organise occasional other activities. For those who are unable to come to the monthly work parties and/or are extra keen Landcarers, we also work at other times in small groups or individually.


The monthly work parties for the next six months are as listed below. They generally start about 9am and finish at 12.30pm, but are varied earlier in mid summer and later in mid winter to match expected temperatures.



When:              Sunday, 15 July, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Location:         “The Crater Patch” (just south-east of the summit)

To reach the location:  Enter the reserve between 20 and 22 Booth Crescent, Cook, follow the gravel road uphill to the right, pass the water tanks, and continue up to the summit and beyond towards the end of the summit path. The Sheoaks are down to your left.

Tasks:               Restoring tree guards and removing ones where trees have died 

Wear:               Sturdy footwear and clothes to protect you from the cold

Bring:               Please bring your own drinking water, a mug and some food to share for morning tea.




Sunday 15 July, restoring tree guards on Drooping Sheoaks near the summit

Sunday 19 August, planting in the Wildflower Triangle grassland

Sunday, 2 September, joint work party with Friends of Aranda Bushland on Aranda Bushland

Sunday 16 September, to be decided

Sunday 21 October, to be decided

Sunday 18 November, to be decided

And a Sunday in December, date to be decided, for an end of year celebration


Work party activities will include weeding, cutting out woody weeds, looking after recently planted tubestock, collecting tree guards from trees that no longer need them, and rehabilitating a patch of native grassland.


For more information, contact us at or Sarah Hnatiuk on 0424 263 565. Other information is on Friends of Mount Painter’s Facebook page.



Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, August 19, 2018 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2018 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, October 21, 2018 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:00 AM 12:00 PM