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Red Hill Work activity Wednesday 20 May 2020

Welcome to the mid May working bee on Red Hill.  We have had plenty of rain since the last working bee on 1 March, which has given the weeds time to grow.  For this working bee we have a range of options listed below

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au.

Location: Meet in the car park of the Telstra Offices on Kent Street, near the Carruthers St intersection.

Activities:

  1. Chip African Love Grass from the area close to and just inside the Reserve, close to the car park;
  2. Chip/pull horehound from our favourite patch.  I am advised there are lots of small plants which have recently germinated;
  3. Chip/pull ivy/periwinkle from patches uphill from the horehound;
  4. lop and dab briar rose and other associated woody weeds.

Conditions: Flat to sloping. 

You bring: Water to drink, hat, gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, sunscreen cream, solid enclosed shoes. BYO morning tea.

We bring: Leather gloves, herbicide, tools, and instructions. (See Covid 19 Issues below)

NoteIt is important that you attend the Covid safety and activity briefing at 0900.    A byo morning tea is usually held at 11am, with an opportunity to discuss matters of relevance to the Group. Such discussions constitute ‘General Meetings’ as defined by the Rules of our organisation and may be minuted.

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Covid 19 Issues

1. Maximum permitted group size is 10 persons, all practicing 1.5 social distancing at all times;

2. All shared tools will be disinfected before and after use. If you have your own tools please bring them;

3. Hand sanitiser will be available. Hands should be sanitised before and after putting on gloves or using shared tools. If you have your own gloves and /or hand sanitiser please bring them.

4. If you feel unwell please stay at home

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Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible) if rain/wind is forecast which could make planned work potentially hazardous, high temperatures before midday are forecast, total fire bans are announced or air pollution is ‘hazardous’. Note: The Red Hill Regenerators Group is advised by the Parks & Conservation Service and their ‘Guidelines for Volunteer fieldwork in extreme conditions‘, which addresses extreme temperatures and poor air quality, as measured by PM2.5 levels (to obtain up to the minute information about air quality, there are a number of Apps, including the ‘Air Matters‘ App)