Commonwealth Environment Program Grant helps weed reduction on Red Hill

The Red Hill Regenerators applied for a grant from the Commonwealth Environment Fund to help treat large scale weed infestation on Red Hill. A grant of $15,000 was awarded in December 2019, and was managed by the Southern ACT Catchment Management Group, which assisted in the grant application. Weed spraying commenced in May 2020, consisting of spot spraying African Love Grass and Serrated Tussock, mainly along the edges of Red Hill Drive, together with spot spraying of areas of Patterson’s Curse and St John’s Wort. The Patterson’s Curse was resprayed in June 2020 to maximise the impact.

$12,227 was spent on the spraying contract with Willow and Environmental Management Services P/L, with the balance of the grant being absorbed in contract management fees by SACTCG.

 

 

Red Hill Work Activity Sunday 2 August 9am

You are invited to attend our next  working bee on Red Hill.  We are now permitted to work as a group of up to 100 volunteers on Red Hill, providing that Covid19 precautions are followed (see below). This work activity will focus on removing unwanted regrowth of native and weeds species from among the Heritage Callistemons (more…)

Unauthorised bike track construction on Red Hill

The Red Hill Nature Reserve has recently been targeted by groups who wish to construct unauthorised mountain bike tracks and jumps within the Reserve. This has resulted in significant environmental damage from the construction activity. To prevent this damage, and to assist in speedy rehabilitation, members of the public are urged to contact the Parks & Conservation Ranger at the time construction activity is occurring, to enable a Ranger to interview those persons when they are engaged in the activity. To contact a duty Ranger, phone 6207 2087, and select option ‘wildlife’.

Commercial Tourism Framework Feasibility Project

The Red Hill Regenerators were invited to respond to a questionnaire which was provided by CorbettPrice, consultant to the ACT Government, in early July 2020. The consultant was engaged by ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) to undertake a feasibility project to establish a formal and regulated framework for tourism. A copy of the invitation to respond, the questionnaire and the Red Hill Regeneration Group response, was delivered by email to the consultant on 17 July 2020. More…

Of direct relevance to this consultancy is the report from the community consultation process undertaken in late 2019 regarding the Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan. More…

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 15 July 2020

A work activity was held on Red Hill for volunteers on Wednesday 15 July 2020. The objective of the activity was to complete the removal of two patches of ivy at the northern end of the reserve. Nine volunteers attended and successfully removed the ivy. When reshooting is observed in early spring, the new growth will be sprayed.

Red Hill Work Activity Sunday 5 July 2020 from 9am

You are invited to attend our next  working bee on Red Hill.  We are now permitted to work as a group of up to 100 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 last month. (more…)

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…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 7 June 2020 9.00am – 12.30pm

Welcome to our first Sunday working bee on Red Hill for a while.  The good news is that we are now permitted to work as a group on Red Hill, providing that Covid19 precautions are followed (see below).

This work activity will focus on our two toughest weeds (no, not verbascum this time) – Horehound and ivy.

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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

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Covid-19

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, all Red Hill Regenerators Group activities on Red Hill will be deferred to a date to be advised.

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource