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Scribbly Gum December 2014

The latest edition of Scribbly Gum can be downloaded here…

Red Hill Summit public toilet reprieve

Following strong representations from Regenerators about the planned closure of the public toilet behind the cafe at the summit of Red Hill, Minister Rattenbury has now reversed this decision.  The toilets will now stay. More… The Regenerators appreciate the attention shown by Minister Rattenbury to matters of importance to Red Hill. More...

Noisy Miners cause more environmental damage than Indian Miner

From ABC 15 December 2014. Read here…

 

Kangaroos exceed carrying capacity by 360% on Red Hill

Research has been undertaken by ANU doctoral student Brett Howland (reported in the Canberra Times on 12 December 2014) which indicates that Red Hill Reserve should carry no more than 100 kangaroos per sq km to avoid damage to ecosystems and reptiles in particular. It should be noted that in 2014 Red Hill Reserve was carrying around 360 kangaroos per sqkm. More…

Dr Mulvaney talks to the Canberra Times about Yellow Box

From Canberra Times 7 December 2014

In this article Michael Mulvaney talked to the Canberra Times about the importance of retaining Red Gum – Yellow Box woodland. More…

Opposition to Red Hill toilets closure

Opposition is growing against the proposed closure by TAMS of the only public toilet on Red Hill, located near the summit restaurant. Red Hill Regenerators President wrote today to Minister Shane Rattenbury requesting that the proposal is reconsidered. (more…)

Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare

A short film titled  Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare and Landcare film which has just been uploaded to the ACT Government Youtube site. It can be see here.

25th Anniversary of Parkcare: Forum

25th Anniversary of Parkcare forum on 17 and 18 October 2014:  Reflect, Explore and Inspire: celebrating 25 years of ParkCare and Landcare in the ACT.

The first day was a conference format with an informative and interactive mix of guest speakers from academia and other walks of life, and group discussions and feedback.  All survey participants have indicated they would like to have another such forum annually or at least bi-annually. (more…)

Red Hill public toilet to close

The public toilet located behind the restaurant on the summit of Red Hill will be closed in February 2015. This has resulted from a review of public toilets in the ACT to identify those with low usage. An alternative public toilet is available in the restaurant for patrons and only when the restaurant is open.

Planned ACT Government work on Red Hill

Work on Red Hill November 2014: Blue Gum removal
We have been advised that the Blue Gums growing around the reservoirs between Deakin and Hughes are to be removed by ACTEW.  A number of these large introduced trees have been removed in the past but they continue to spread into the surrounding bush.  They are nice looking trees but are not native to Red Hill (like the Cootamundra Wattles) and are a significant fire hazard. They have been recently thinned out along the drain in Yarralumla and also removed by the National Capital Authority on Stirling Ridge, Yarralumla. We have no problem in them being removed and have asked that the logs are placed strategically on the hill to help attract biodiversity. ACTEW has undertaken to stockpile the logs for future distribution on Red Hill.