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 next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 3 June 2018 starting at 9am

For this month we will convene at the Red Hill lookout (at the north end of Red Hill), and work in the area of the water tank, removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.   We will also be looking for coconut ant sites to record on Canberra Nature Map (bring a smart phone) and rabbit warrens.

We plan to meet at the water tank at 9am.

The details:

Time: Sunday 3 June 2018 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100. 

More information: Prior registration is not required.

Location: Meet at the Red Hill Lookout (at the northern end of Red Hill, NOT at the cafe end) in the gravel car park just south of the water tank.

Activities:  Cut and dab woody weeds, briar rose; Spray verbascum, grassy weeds; remove Cootamundra wattles, map rabbit warrens and coconut ant sites;

 Conditions:  Sloping to steep open woodland with some dense patches. 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.

Note: It is important that you attend the safety briefing and instructions at 9.15am. In the event of an equipment shortage, priority for tools will be given to Red Hill Regenerators members. Children under 15 years must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Individuals who are under 18 years must have parental or guardian consent.

Cancellation: The activity 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

This activity has the following schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Sunday, October 07, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, November 04, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM
Sunday, December 02, 2018 9:00 AM 12:30 PM