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Red Hill work activity on Sunday 5 May 2024 from 9am – Cancelled

For this activity we plan to remove a number of mature woody weeds and nettle trees which are located in the tree line just below Davidsons Trig. It is part of the hill which we visit infrequently due to its relative inaccessibility.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity and Special General Meeting: Sunday 3 March 2024 from 9am

As part of our ongoing Weed Strategy, we will target verbascum regrowth following the spraying by contractors using the ACT Government grant last year. We will cut and dab the flower spikes that are appearing or chip the new rosettes. At 11am a Special General Meeting will be held for members (details circulated earlier and available from the website home page at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?p=4084) More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au Location: Park and assemble on Mugga Way above Zeehan Street, Red Hill. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm, but will finish earlier if it gets too hot. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 7 November 2021, 9am to midday CANCELLED

Welcome to our first post lockdown monthly work activity on Red Hill, on Sunday 7 November 2021 at 09.00am.  While we have been locked down, the weeds have continued to flourish, despite some recent limited verbascum spraying by contractors.  We are grateful to those volunteers who engaged in regular lock down exercise on Red Hill while wielding a mattock.   On Sunday, we plan to continue our intermittent progress from previous months to deal with mainly verbascum, by beheading/dabbing the emerging flower spikes and chipping plants.

What to do about Noisy Miners?

Noisy Miners are becoming an increasing problem on Red Hill. They are very aggressive and deter smaller birds from occupying and nesting in the area. Research has looked at ways to mitigate the impacts of Noisy Miners, including culling. The Red Hill Regenerators plant bushes and understory to help give protection to smaller nesting birds. Does this work?

Read research reported in the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, dated 5 October 2021 here , and reported in The New Daily dated 13 October 2021 here

Regenerators awarded grant to help Gang gangs

As part of a response to the environmental damage which resulted from the 2019 bushfires, the Commonwealth Government identified $10m “to support multi-jurisdictional collaboration and targeted interventions for 10 priority bushfire-affected multiregional species or group of species (who share habitat and threats)”. More…

One of the 10 bushfire affected species is the Gang gang cockatoo.

The Regenerators have been awarded $24,000 and selected to work with the ACT Government on a citizen science project which is designed to be:

“developed in three stages focusing on the improvement of the existing Naturemapr platforms and create and manage INaturalist projects. Both platforms will have specific gang-gang web interfaces to enable collection of consistent data across location, tree hollow, foraging, nest hollow and nest tube data points. The project will explore opportunities to enhance interactions and engagement with groups and individuals across the Cockatoo’s range using the platforms”

More information about this project.

Congratulations to Regenerators from ACT Government and Senator Gallagher

The ACT Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Vassarotti, MLA, ACT Liberal MLA Elizabeth Lee and ACT Senator Katy Gallagher wrote to the President Red Hill Regenerators to congratulate the Group on winning the 2021 National Landcare Community Award. More…  and More…

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 16 September 2020 9.00am to 12.30pm

A mid-week activity is planned for next Wednesday 16 September starting at 9am at the cafe car park on top of Red Hill.  The activity will be chipping weeds and cutting some woody weeds along the ridge and slopes to the South and East.
Can you please let us know if you are going to join us to help with logistics?  You can let us know at sueross@grapevine.net.au    However, if you decide at the last moment, you are still most welcome.
If you need to contact someone before or on the day, you can call 0415 256 951 (more…)