ParkCare Patch - Mount Ainslie Weeders

Mount Ainslie Weeders

The Mount Ainslie Weeders are a group of volunteers aiming to preserve and protect the natural beauty of Mt Ainslie Nature Park, which includes critically endangered areas of Yellow Box - Red Gum grassy woodland.

Our efforts are mainly centred around the Old Ainslie Tip in the north western part of the nature park. Over the last decade or so we have revegetated a large part of this previously barren area. (access is via the gate at the SE end of Phillip Ave, Hackett)

As needed and in close collaboration with the rangers, we also work in other areas of the reserve, mainly around the western lower slopes of the mountain, close to the suburb of Ainslie.

Activities include:

  • weed control, mechanical and/or chemical
  • mapping of weeds and rabbit warrens
  • native plantings
  • maintenance of previous plantings (mulching and watering)
  • seed collection and seeding of native species
  • surveys

We are always looking for people who are willing to help with these rewarding tasks. There is no prior experience needed.

We hold regular work sessions every first Sunday of each month (summer 8:30am start, winter 9am start), usually lasting until lunch time.

Additionally there is a small work group once during the week (currently Wednesday mornings 9am-11am)

All you need to bring is appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants), sturdy shoes, gardening gloves, sun protection and drinking water.

We will provide the tools and the all-important morning tea.

For more details and other questions please contact:

mtainslieweeders@gmail.com

Note- the meeting point for these activities varies so we recommend emailing mtainslieweeders@gmail.com to confirm the meeting point prior to attending your first event.

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, August 05, 2018 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 07, 2018 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, November 04, 2018 8:30 AM 12:30 PM