The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Sunday 4 June 2017 at 9am
We have now finished our work removing deciduous woody weeds until they start growing again next spring.
This month we plan to remove a patch of Cootamundra Wattle regrowth and use the cuttings to protect our tube stock plantings (on Sunday 18 June) from being damaged by kangaroos.
Red Hill is one of the most prominent peaks and nature reserves in Canberra. But do you know how it got its name?
The site has been nominated for an ACT heritage listing for the red flowering plants which were established in the area 100 years ago by horticulturalist Charles Weston, under instruction from Walter Burley Griffin.
One of the Red Hill Regenerators volunteers Michael Mulvaney told ABC Radio Canberra breakfast host Dan Bourchier about how Red Hill got its name and its famous plants. More…
The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has installed a visitor seat on Red Hill in recognition of the volunteer work undertaken over the last quarter century by the Red Hill Regeneration Group. The seat has been installed in a beautiful viewing location about 100m south of the Davidson’s Trig. We hope that all visitors to Red Hill Nature Reserve will enjoy the seat, the view and the managed environment.
Owing to the unavailability of the organisers of the 17 May 2017 mid week working bee, it has been cancelled. The next working bee will be held on World Environment Day on Sunday 4 June 2017.
2017 is one hundred years since Charles Weston was instructed by Walter Burley Griffin to commence planting red flowering pants on Red Hill. Thousands of callistemon, grevillea and Darling Pea were planted between 1917 and 1920. Many hundreds have survived and have spread across the hill.
In this centenary year, the Red Hill Regenerators have sought to celebrate these historic plantings by nominating then for listing by the ACT Heritage Council, to include these plants on the ACT heritage register, thereby providing recognition and protection of this direct historical connection to the Burley Griffin legacy.
The ACT Heritage Council nomination documents:
- Letter from the President, Red Hill Regenerators, to the Chair ACT Heritage Council
- Nomination form
- Statement of significance as required by the nomination form
- Letter of support from the ‘land owner’, the ACT Parks and Conservation Service
- Letters of support for the nomination from other organisations
from ‘The Conversation’ 4 May 2017
Urban bushland has health benefits beyond being a great place to go for a walk. It filters our air and water, helps cities avoid extremes in temperatures, and is linked to lower rates of chronic disease.But these and other health benefits are virtually never accounted for in local and state land development processes.Urban planners need to consider these health benefits when making decisions about the future of our cities. More…
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Sunday 7 May 2017 at 9am
After two very strenuous working bees in April we have managed to remove the large grove of Nettle trees near the Parliament House lookout. The final patches growing along the fence were kindly chainsawed by our helpful Parks and Conservation ranger.
This month we plan to work along the lower slopes on the Mugga way side of the hill to tidy up any remaining woody weeds which were missed from our weeding sessions last year.
Come and join the farming community of the Majura Valley for the inaugural Majura Valley Bush Festival on Sunday 30 April 2017.
Across the day we will celebrate the people, history and stories that make up the unique heritage of the Majura Valley. (more…)
The Red Hill Regeneration Group are invited to join the Canberra Fungi Group in a fungi foray on Sunday 28 May 2017 at 9:30am at the Red Hill Nature Reserve. We will meet near the Red Hill Carpark: the large carpark at off Mugga Way (near Francis Street).