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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 17 June 2020

You are invited to attend our next  working bee on Red Hill.  We are now permitted to work as a group of up to 20 volunteers on Red Hill, providing that Covid19 precautions are followed (see below). This work activity will focus on completing the Horehound and ivy removal which was started on Sunday 7 June.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au. Please email your intention to attend, to help with tool and dabber supply.

Location: Meet in Hampden Place, Deakin (just north of the Telstra Offices on Kent Street, Deakin).

Activities:

  1. Chip/pull mature horehound plants from our favourite patch close to the temporary fence.  There are also lots of small horehound plants which have recently germinated and which will be sprayed later;
  2. Chip/pull/wrestle/chop and dab ivy from two significant patches;
  3. lop and dab briar rose and other associated woody weeds.

Conditions: Flat to sloping, with trips.

You bring: Water to drink, hat, gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants, eye protection, sunscreen cream, solid enclosed shoes. BYO morning tea. Bring hand sanitiser, your own pen for signing the book and your own tools if possible. (See Covid 19 Advice below)

We bring: Extra leather gloves, herbicide dabbers, some hand sanitiser, disinfected tools, and instructions. (See Covid 19 Advice 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 Advice (current at 17 June 2020)

1. Maximum permitted group size is 20 persons,  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 and a pen to sign the book please bring them;

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

4. Please do not sign the attendance book or touch shared equipment without first sanitising your hands;

5. 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, air pollution is ‘hazardous’ or Covid 19 restrictions in force. Note: The Red Hill Regenerators Group is advised by the ACT Parks & Conservation Service and the information below:

  1. 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);
  2. ‘Volunteer Fieldwork through Covid19’ latest update;
  3. Information at: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others