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Horehound restoration area seeding Thursday 29 September 2022: volunteers needed!

Following unsuccessful attempts to control a five hectare patch of the noxious weed Horehound on Red Hill, the Regenerators, together with the Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG), were successful in securing a grant to spray the weed with herbicide, followed by reseeding with native grasses. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 14 September 2022

Our next activity will be on Wednesday 14 September 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  We will continue to work through the high value parts of the Reserve around the Lookout and below Red Hill Drive, Red Hill.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the gate near the Lookout (opposite the water tanks on the summit). There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am. (more…)

Red Hill gang gang research summarised

The content of the research lecture given by Dr Mulvaney at the Federal Golf Club on 24 August 2022 has been summarised here…

Red Hill work activity Sunday 4 September 2022

Welcome to Spring! Our first Spring activity will be on Sunday 4 September 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  We will continue to work through the high value parts of the Reserve above Mugga Way and Gowrie Drive, Red Hill.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the first gate on the right on Gowrie Drive about 400m above the Mugga Way roundabout. There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am. (more…)

Minister for the Environment visits Red Hill

The Minister for the Environment and Water, Ms Tanya Plibersek was hosted by the Red Hill Regenerators on 2 August 2022 for a visit to Red Hill Nature Reserve, to discuss the importance of volunteers in the maintenance of the environment and Nature Reserves in particular.

l to r David Pocock, Miranda Gardner, Alicia Payne, Andrew Leigh, Tanya Plibersek, Michael Mulvaney

Ms Plibersek was met by Regenerators President Ross Kingsland and Dr Michael Mulvaney. She was accompanied by Senator for the ACT David Pocock, MP for Canberra Alicia Payne, MP for Fenner Dr Andrew Leigh and Miranda Gardner, ACT Government.

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 17 August 2022

Our next activity will be on Wednesday 17 August 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  We will continue to work through the high value parts of the Reserve above Mugga Way, Red Hill. 

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the first gate on the left on Gowrie Drive above Mugga Way. There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am. (more…)

A Tell-all about Red Hill’s red -headed larrikin – the glorious Gang-gang

5.30pm Wednesday 24 August, Federal Golf Club

The Red Hill precinct is important for Gang gangs, supporting about 10 breeding pairs and has been the subject of considerable survey and research. A third of all the known nest sites for this species, across its total range, are on or in the vicinity of Red Hill. Come and learn about Red Hill’s Gang-gangs and how you can be further involved in their study and conservation. 

Dr Michael Mulvaney will be presenting the findings of 5 years of Gang-gang study by Red Hill Regenerators in conjunction with the Canberra Ornithological Group, the ACT Government and hundreds of other citizen scientists. The study has revealed much that was previously unknown about the Gang-gang feeding and nesting behaviours and tells us much about our local birds.

Wearing a mask is encouraged.  Please only attend if you are well and don’t have any COVID 19 symptoms. 

Covid has not gone away

With over five and a half thousand active cases of COVID-19 in Canberra, the ParkCare team would like to send a timely reminder on COVID-19 safe practices within ACT Parks and Conservation Service.

This advice is currently being  followed across all ACT Government sectors, and is intended to ensure as much as possible the safety of volunteers and the wider community. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 7 August 2022 deferred to 14 August 2022

Note: The activity below has been deferred from 7 August 2022 to 14 August 2022 due to hazardous conditions following heavy rain.

Our next activity will be on Sunday 7 August 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  We will continue to work through the high value parts of the Reserve above Mugga Way, Red Hill. 

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the first gate on the left on Gowrie Drive above Mugga Way. There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am. (more…)

Invasive Plants Annual Report 2021-22

The ACT Parks & Conservation Service together with Biosecurity and Rural Service released the Invasive Plants Annual Report 2021-22 on 22 June 2022. More…

The linked Invasive Plants Control Plan 2020 to 2025 can be accessed here