For our mid month work activity we plan to lend a hand to our Hughes neighbours on the surprisingly large piece of bushland next to Carruthers Street, between Kent Street and Yarra Glen. On this bushland are a host of small cootamundra wattle plants, which will be easier to remove now rather than when they mature. As a byproduct, the cootamundra cuttings will be available for protecting our recent plantings. It’s a win-win!
Time: Wednesday 13 November 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230
Location: Park and meet on Groom Street, near its intersection with Carruthers Street
- Cut and dab cottamundra wattle seedlings and associated woody weeds
Conditions: fairly flat with mostly open woodland.
You bring: Water to drink, hat, gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, sunscreen cream, solid enclosed shoes. BYO morning tea.
We bring: Tools, herbicide dabbers, and instructions.
Note: It is important that you attend the safety and activity briefing at 0900. Children under 15 years must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian. Individuals who are under 18 years must have parental or guardian consent.
Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible) if rain/wind is forecast which could make planned work potentially hazardous, or high temperatures before midday are forecast. NOTE: In addition to the monthly work activities, other events of interest for your diary include a Butterfly Walk (30 November 2019).
Other 2019 activities scheduled for your diary are:
- Saturday 30 November 2019 10.00am. Butterfly Walk led by Dr Suzi Bond, butterfly expert and author of “Field Guide to Butterflies of the ACT”. Meet at the Red Hill restaurant.
- Sunday 1 December 2019 08.00amWorking bee and AGM
- Wednesday 11 December 2019 08.00am Working Bee
Congratulations to you, the Red Hill Regenerators volunteers, who received an ‘honourable mention’ from the ACT Conservation Council annual ACT Environment Awards, in the ‘Member Group of the Year’ Category, for ‘their work protecting and enhancing the Red Hill Nature Reserve’