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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 19 June 2024, 9am- 12.30pm

Hello It’s EOFY time, when we are asked to provide our 2023/24 volunteer hours to ParkCare to enable them to prepare their Annual Report. Could any individual volunteers please send any hours that they have not yet provided, up to and including 19 June 2024, for inclusion in our statistics. All returns to be emailed to jhag58@gmail.com On Wednesday 19 June, we plan to complete the work that we started at the last couple of activities, to remove a number of mature woody weeds 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…)

Regenerators awarded $27,700

Under the 2024/25 ACT Government Environmental Grants Program, The Regenerators have been awarded $27,700 to continue the eradication of blackberry infestation in Red Hill Nature Reserve. Eradication work started in early 2024, when major infestations were mapped followed by $11,000 being spent on spraying blackberry in the southern end of the reserve. The new funding will ensure that all blackberry plants across the Reserve can be sprayed, and that any regrowth of previously sprayed plants can also be undertaken.

Red Hill work activity Sunday 2 June 2024 from 9am

We plan to continue the work we started at the last activity to remove a number of mature woody weeds 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…)

Kangaroo management 2024 on Red Hill

Red Hill Nature Reserve will be formally closed under the Nature Conservation Act 2014 to enable kangaroo culling to take place, from Sunday June 9 to Tuesday July 23 2024, from 6pm to 6am between Sunday and Thursday each week, and will remain open over the weekends from Friday morning to Sunday evening. The closures will have no impact on Regenerators work activities during this period. More…  and More…

Red Hill activity Wednesday 15 May 2024, from 9am

The last activity was cancelled due to rain, so for this activity we plan return to remove a number of mature woody weeds 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 Wednesday 17 April 2024 from 9am

As the cooler weather approaches, the growth of plants such as Briar rose and blackberry slows down, which inhibits take-up of herbicide. Similarly, exotic deciduous woody weeds take up of herbicide stops after leaf fall. So for the next few working activities we will focus on cut/dab of these weeds. We plan to return to this part of the hill to continue the weeding from our previous visit.

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. (more…)

Red Hill activity Sunday 7 April 2024 from 9am

As the cooler weather approaches, the growth of plants such as Briar rose and blackberry slows down, which inhibits take-up of herbicide. Similarly, exotic deciduous woody weeds take up of herbicide stops after leaf fall. So for the next few working activities we will focus on cut/dab of these weeds.

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. (more…)

Extra Red Hill work activity on Wednesday 27 March 2024 from 9am

We are holding an extra work activity this month on Wednesday 27 March 2024. This one off activity is to complete reseeding parts of the horehound patch (near the Testra Building on Kent Street), which was sprayed last year.  The work will involve scarifying the surface with either a mattock or garden rake, before carefully placing native plant seed and raking loose material over the seed.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at top end of Glasgow Place, Hughes. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 20 March 2024, from 9am

As the cooler weather approaches, the growth of plants such as Briar rose and blackberry slows down, which inhibits take-up of herbicide. Similarly, exotic deciduous woody weeds take up of herbicide stops after leaf fall. So for the next few working activities we will focus on cut/dab of these weeds.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

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

Red Hill Reserve news

There have been a number of things happening recently regarding the Red Hill Reserve, which may be of interest:

1.     Track repairs: The Parks and Conservation Service has let contracts to undertake repairs on some tracks and trails in the Reserve.  The map attached shows where repairs are planned, including both of the major paths up Red Hill from Mugga Way, where repairs will be made to the steps together with other improvements.  The other path which will receive attention is part of the Red Track walking trail, which leads down from the saddle south of the cafe and along the east side parallel with Mugga Way. The exact dates for this work will be determined soon. Parts of these paths will be closed when repair work is proceeding. (more…)