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Red Hill working bee Sunday 1 October 2017

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Sunday 1 October 2017 at 9am

It was a beautiful warm day on 13 September for eight volunteers to engage with the never ending supply of Cootamundra Wattles.  We will return on Sunday 1 October 2017 to remove a few more of the hundreds still growing in dense patches along the mid slope of the hill overlooking Mugga Way.

The details:

Time: Sunday 1 October 2017 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100.

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

Location: Park at the top of the laneway onto Red Hill opposite the intersection of Torres Street and Mugga Way. We will work north along the old fence on the slope above the firetrail, to locate and remove Cootamundra Wattles, and any other woody weeds.


1. Cut and daub Cootamundra Wattles and woody weeds;
 2. Locate and record active rabbit warrens  using Collector App (bring your smart phone if you want to learn how to do this).
Conditions:  Mostly gentle sloping open hillside, with some dense patches of Cootamundra.

You bring: Water, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, sunscreen cream, solid shoes, eye protection, byo morning tea. We may run out of saws so bring one along if you have one.

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: Parks & Conservation rules require children under 15 years to be supervised by a responsible adult. Work party will be cancelled by email (if possible) if: a) the forecast is for > 35 deg C, b) it is a total fire ban day, c) there is lightning, or d) there is heavy rain.

Other 2017 activities scheduled for your diary are:

  • Wednesday 11 October 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Friday 27 October 2017 Centenary celebration of heritage red flowering plantings on Red Hill (TBC)
  • Sunday 15 October 2017 09.00am Nest box inspection
  • Sunday 5 November 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 10.30am Butterfly Walk with Dr Suzi Bond (TBC)
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017 09.00am Working bee
  • Sunday 3 December 2017 08.00am Working bee and AGM

Other unscheduled activities this year will include our popular wildflower walk led by Dr Michael Mulvaney, and a celebration of the centenary of planting red flowering callistemon plants upon instructions from Walter Burley Griffin (More…).