ParkCare Patch - Red Hill Regenerators Working Bee

As part of the ParkCare Initiative the Red Hill Regenerators are working to restore Red Hill native woodland. The Red Hill Regenerators is an award winning community group which spends hundreds of hours each year enhancing the Red Hill natural environment.

The Red Hill Regenerators has held regular monthly working bees on the hill since 1989.

Activities are held on the first Sunday of the Month from 09.00 – 12.30 (except January).

The main Group outcome is the transformation of Red Hill to now be one of the most significant Yellow Box – Red Gum woodland remnants remaining in Australia. Red Hill is among the largest remaining remnants of its woodland type, anywhere. It supports one of the highest diversities of woodland plants recorded in South-eastern Australia, while it is significant habitat for many endangered, rare and uncommon plant and animal species.

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our first working bee of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 4 February 2018 starting at 8am

Welcome back to Red Hill 2018! The weeds have not stopped growing while we enjoyed Christmas, and there is a fine collection awaiting our attention - verbascum, nettle trees, pyracanthas, briar rose, blackberries, cotoneasta, saffron thistles, St John's Wort. And that's just for starters!

We plan to meet at the Mugga Way car park at 8am (yes, that's really 8am) to beat the heat. We will work up the slope from the cutoff drain to the summit and between the two tracks which lead NW and SW from the carpark.

The details:

Time: Sunday 4 February 2018 Work: 0800 to 1130, with byo morning tea at 1000. 

More information: Prior registration is not required.

Location: Meet at the Mugga Way car park

Activities:  Cut and dab woody weeds, briar rose. Spray verbascum;

 Conditions:  Sloping to steep open woodland. Some shade.

You bring: Water, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, sunscreen cream, solid shoes, eye protection (we have some safety ‘goggles'), byo morning tea.

We bring: Gloves, safety goggles, first aid kit, tools, herbicides. Safety briefing and instructions at 8.15am. In the event of an equipment shortage, priority for tools will be given to Red Hill Regenerators members. 

Note: Children under 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult. Work parties will be cancelled by email (if possible) if: a) the forecast is for > 35 deg C, b) it is a total fire ban day, c) there is lightning, or d) there is heavy rain.


Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 13 total shifts) for this activity are as follows

Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, July 01, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, August 05, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, September 02, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, October 07, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM