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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 15 November 2023 from 9am

The contract spraying of verbascum is now completed. We will continue to complement this work on Wednesday by chipping verbascum in areas not reached by the contractor, and by cut/bag last year’s seed heads to reduce the ongoing seed load.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the top of Brereton Street, Garran. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. The gate will be opened at 9am to take cars up to the ridge.

Activities: There will be a choice of working in pairs to carefully cut (with secateurs) and bag verbascum seed heads.  Alternatively, mattocks will be available to chip new verbascum rosettes. 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 and mattocks. A few loppers, saws, and herbicide dabbers (bring your empty dabbers to exchange for full ones) will also be available for those who prefer woody weed slaying. 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 mattocks 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