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2024 Red Hill activity program

The program of activities on Red Hill for Sundays and Wednesdays in 2024 is ready for download here

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 13 December 2023

This will be our final group work activity on Red Hill this year. We plan to continue the work from our last visit, to target woody weeds which can be located within the high quality woodland above the Mugga Way car park. This includes pyracanthas, cotoneasta, brier rose especially. Some thistles have reached two metres in height and are in flower.  Other weeds in abundance include cootamundra wattle, privet and nettle trees. Our plan is to cut and dab these weeds on the east side of the hill up from the Mugga Way car park.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 3 December 2023, from 9am

A number of woody weed species have finished flowering and are starting to set seed – pyracanthas, cotoneasta, brier rose especially. Some thistles have reached two metres in height and are in flower.  Other weeds in abundance include cootamundra wattle, privet and nettle trees. Our plan for this penultimate work activity until next year is to cut and dab these weeds on the east side of the hill up from the Mugga Way car park.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 15 November 2023 from 9am

The contract spraying of verbascum is now completed. We will continue to complement this work on Wednesday by chipping verbascum in areas not reached by the contractor, and by cut/bag last year’s seed heads to reduce the ongoing seed load.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the top of Brereton Street, Garran. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. The gate will be opened at 9am to take cars up to the ridge. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 5 November 2023, from 9am

Weeds are growing very strongly, with briar rose and pyracantha now in flower.  Nettle trees are in full leaf and their pale green foliage is easy to spot. Thistles are rapidly growing and can be found under many mature eucalyptus trees.  This period before Christmas is a good time to cut/dab these woody weeds before they flower and set seed.  Of course, many of last year’s verbascum seed heads are still clearly visible  and waiting to be cut and bagged.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the main Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 18 October 2023 from 9am

We have made good progress removing Cootamundra wattles along the eastern face of the Hill. There are still a great many growing along this eastern slope of the hill, so we will continue this activity on Wednesday.  Our Ranger Tenzin has also promised to come along with a chainsaw to deal with the larger cootamundras. They are no longer in flower so could be more difficult to locate.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the dirt car park at the bottom end of Gowrie Drive about 100m uphill from the Stonehaven Cres/Strickland Cres roundabout. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. We may be able to drive in to the work site. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

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Red Hill work activity Sunday 1 October 2023 from 9am

The contract spraying of verbascum has now started. It is proposed that we will complement this work by chipping verbascum in areas not reached by the contractor, and by cut/bag last year’s seed heads to reduce the ongoing seed load.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the top of Brereton Street, Garran. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 13 September 2023 from 9am

We have two objectives for this work activity. We have acquired a small number of tube stock which need to be planted on the ridge to replace some which did not survive in 2019. Only a small number of volunteers will be required for planting, with the remainder being needed to continue our search for woody weeds.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 16 August 2023 from 9am

At our last activity we made good progress removing Cootamundra wattles. There are still a great many growing along the eastern slope of the hill, so we will continue this activity on Wednesday.  Our Ranger Tenzin has also promised to come along with a chainsaw to deal with the larger cootamundras. They are still in flower which will make it easy to spot them.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the dirt car park at the bottom end of Gowrie Drive about 100m uphill from the Stonehaven Cres/Strickland Cres roundabout. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)