Red Hill activity Sunday 4 October 2020 09.00am to 12.30pm

You are invited to join us on Sunday 4 October 2020 at 09.00am for our monthly activity on Red Hill.  We plan on removing ivy, chipping weeds and cutting some woody weeds along the ridge and slopes to the South and East of the Red Hill summit cafeteria.
 

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 16 September 2020 9.00am to 12.30pm

A mid-week activity is planned for next Wednesday 16 September starting at 9am at the cafe car park on top of Red Hill.  The activity will be chipping weeds and cutting some woody weeds along the ridge and slopes to the South and East.
Can you please let us know if you are going to join us to help with logistics?  You can let us know at sueross@grapevine.net.au    However, if you decide at the last moment, you are still most welcome.
If you need to contact someone before or on the day, you can call 0415 256 951 (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 6 September 2020, 09.00am

You are invited to attend our next  working bee on Red Hill.  We are now permitted to work as a group of up to 100 volunteers on Red Hill, providing that Covid19 precautions are followed (see below). This work activity will focus on removing African Love Grass and maintenance of our recent plantings. (more…)

Gang Gang research continues

Red Hill Regenerators have been closely engaged with an ongoing citizen science project to identify Gang gang breeding sites and behaviour. This work will lead to improved conservation management practice for this iconic species.

The ANU is seeking a PhD student to help guide research design and data analysis on further study into the resource requirements and movement patterns of Gang-gangs across the ACT region. A major knowledge gap, that has critical implications for land management of habitats in the ACT and nationally, is understanding how Gang-gang breeding behaviour varies across ecoregions and land uses; particularly between urban, rural, and reserved landscapes. More information about this project can be found here.

Results from earlier work will be published in the December 2020 edition of Canberra Bird Notes.

Those interested in helping with this project should contact Michael.Mulvaney@act.gov.au 

Significant trees adjacent to Red Hill now protected by the ACT Tree Register

Residents neighbouring Section 57 Hughes received notification on 27 July 2020 stating that five trees nominated for the ACT Tree Register have now moved from the ACT Provisional Tree Register to the permanent ACT Tree Register.  
Here is a copy of the letter and location photos.     You can also see the listing on the ACT Tree Register at https://www.cityservices.act.gov.au/trees-and-nature/trees/act_tree_register/registered_trees
The listing is only under Deakin, but it mentions Section 57 Hughes (the five trees are on the boundary between three sections). 

The trees are remnant hollow-bearing Blakely’s red gums and separate from the ACT Provisional Tree Register listing for the heritage shelter belt plantings on Sections 57 and 58 Hughes (https://www.cityservices.act.gov.au/trees-and-nature/trees/act_tree_register/provisionally_registered_trees).

Latest information about the Little Eagle Project

The Red Hill Regenerators have been involved in the Little Eagle Project through the award of a $30,000 grant in 2019. More information can now be found here and via the Little Eagle Research Facebook Group.

Commonwealth Environment Program Grant helps weed reduction on Red Hill

The Red Hill Regenerators applied for a grant from the Commonwealth Environment Fund to help treat large scale weed infestation on Red Hill. A grant of $15,000 was awarded in December 2019, and was managed by the Southern ACT Catchment Management Group, which assisted in the grant application. Weed spraying commenced in May 2020, consisting of spot spraying African Love Grass and Serrated Tussock, mainly along the edges of Red Hill Drive, together with spot spraying of areas of Patterson’s Curse and St John’s Wort. The Patterson’s Curse was resprayed in June 2020 to maximise the impact.

$12,227 was spent on the spraying contract with Willow and Environmental Management Services P/L, with the balance of the grant being absorbed in contract management fees by SACTCG.

 

 

Red Hill Work Activity Sunday 2 August 9am

You are invited to attend our next  working bee on Red Hill.  We are now permitted to work as a group of up to 100 volunteers on Red Hill, providing that Covid19 precautions are followed (see below). This work activity will focus on removing unwanted regrowth of native and weeds species from among the Heritage Callistemons (more…)

Unauthorised bike track construction on Red Hill

The Red Hill Nature Reserve has recently been targeted by groups who wish to construct unauthorised mountain bike tracks and jumps within the Reserve. This has resulted in significant environmental damage from the construction activity. To prevent this damage, and to assist in speedy rehabilitation, members of the public are urged to contact the Parks & Conservation Ranger at the time construction activity is occurring, to enable a Ranger to interview those persons when they are engaged in the activity. To contact a duty Ranger, phone 6207 2087, and select option ‘wildlife’.

Commercial Tourism Framework Feasibility Project

The Red Hill Regenerators were invited to respond to a questionnaire which was provided by CorbettPrice, consultant to the ACT Government, in early July 2020. The consultant was engaged by ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) to undertake a feasibility project to establish a formal and regulated framework for tourism. A copy of the invitation to respond, the questionnaire and the Red Hill Regeneration Group response, was delivered by email to the consultant on 17 July 2020. More…

Of direct relevance to this consultancy is the report from the community consultation process undertaken in late 2019 regarding the Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan. More…

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource