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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 18 October 2023 from 9am

We have made good progress removing Cootamundra wattles along the eastern face of the Hill. There are still a great many growing along this eastern slope of the hill, so we will continue this activity on Wednesday.  Our Ranger Tenzin has also promised to come along with a chainsaw to deal with the larger cootamundras. They are no longer in flower so could be more difficult to locate.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the dirt car park at the bottom end of Gowrie Drive about 100m uphill from the Stonehaven Cres/Strickland Cres roundabout. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. We may be able to drive in to the work site. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm.

Activities: The principal activity will be cutting and dabbing cootamundra wattle plants and other smaller woody weeds.  Tools should not be shared between volunteers.

Conditions: moderate to steep slopes, rocky in parts, with open to dense bush.

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

We bring:  Tools – We will bring secateurs, loppers, saws, and herbicide dabbers (bring your empty dabbers to exchange for full ones). We will also bring a basic first aid kit, and provide tool use and weeding ID and advice as needed.  Bring your own tools, especially secateurs and loppers and saws  if available.

NoteIt is important that you attend the activity safety 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.  Work will normally finish at 12.30pm

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Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible), no later than 8am of the activity day, 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 additional 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
  4. the Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct can be accessed from the ParkCare Hub Home Page on the right hand side under “Files”   https://app.betterimpact.com/Volunteer/Main/StoredDocument/29169