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Red Hill Working Bee and AGM Sunday 4 December 2016

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our AGM and last working bee of 2016 on Sunday 4 December 2016

Since our last working bee the St John’s Wort has exploded across Red Hill in a blaze of yellow. We have been advised that some contractor spraying is scheduled, but from the photo below, it looks like a mammoth task.  The good news is that the verbascum outbreaks are much less than last year, and could be a result of our concentrated efforts on rosette spraying and flower beheading.


This month we will move over to the ‘shadier’ west side of the hill where there is a good supply of woody weeds, some thistles and verbascum to work on.

We will work until 11am morning tea when we will hold our AGM.  Visit our website at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?page_id=460 to view the Committee and volunteer positions available to any member who nominates to the Secretary before the meeting. At that page you will also find the AGM Agenda, Draft 2015 AGM Minutes, President’s and Treasurers reports.

The details:

Time: Sunday 4 December 2016 Work: 0900 to 1100, with byo morning tea at 1100, followed by the AGM

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au. Prior registration is not required.

Location: Meet above the top of Bonwick Place, Garran (off Curlews Street) We will work both north and south from there up to the ridge.


1. Cut and daub woody weeds;
2. Behead and daub thistles and verbascum
 3. Locate and record rabbit warrens and weeds using Collector App.
Conditions:  Steepish sloping woodland with dense thickets in places.

You bring: Water, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, sunburn cream, solid shoes, eye protection, byo morning tea.

We bring: Gloves, tools, herbicides. 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.

Note: Children under 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult. The event will be cancelled by email (if practicable)  in the event of rain, and the AGM transferred to the Red Hill Cafe at 11am).

Other events scheduled for your diary are:

Sunday 22 January 2017 Butterfly Walk led by ACT butterfly expert Suzi Bond. Time and place to be advised.