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The Regenerators submitted an application in March 2021, under the ACT Government 2020-21 Community Connections Grant Program – Round 2, for a grant of $1646 to enable 200 tube stock native trees and shrubs to be planted on Red Hill to further enhance our multi year program of environmental repair through supplementary native plantings. Subject to receipt of the grant funds, the Regenerators will, in consultation with the ACT Parks & Conservation Service, select an appropriate location, contract to drill tree planting holes, and invite members and the community to undertake a community planting event. Ongoing plant protection, management and watering will be delivered by Regenerators volunteers.
The Regenerators teamed up with the Southern ACT Catchment Management Group to apply in May 2021 to the ACT Government for a 2021-22 ACT Environment & Nature in the City grant for $26,746 for the eradication of around 4ha of horehound, which has been spreading rapidly and is now beyond the resources of the Regenerators to control effectively. The application comprises weed eradication by contract spraying, followed up by grass and forb seeding to stabilise the sprayed area. Later it is planned to plant 200 understorey tube stock to further repair the environment and reestablish small bird nesting opportunities. Volunteers from the Regenerators will contribute an equal value of effort through planting and maintaining the tube stock together with ensuring that any regermination of horehound is swiftly dealt with. Subject to receipt of the grant funds, it is planned to commence weed eradication in spring 2021, followed by seeding in 2022 and planting in 2023.
We welcome all our friends, members and supporters of Red Hill Regenerators, and look forward to working with you to repair the Red Hill Nature Reserve environment. Our work activities will recommence on the first Sunday in February, 7 February 2021. More information to follow.