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Scribbly Gum December 2014

The latest edition of Scribbly Gum can be downloaded here…

Red Hill Summit public toilet reprieve

Following strong representations from Regenerators about the planned closure of the public toilet behind the cafe at the summit of Red Hill, Minister Rattenbury has now reversed this decision.  The toilets will now stay. More… The Regenerators appreciate the attention shown by Minister Rattenbury to matters of importance to Red Hill. More...

Noisy Miners cause more environmental damage than Indian Miner

From ABC 15 December 2014. Read here…


Kangaroos exceed carrying capacity by 360% on Red Hill

Research has been undertaken by ANU doctoral student Brett Howland (reported in the Canberra Times on 12 December 2014) which indicates that Red Hill Reserve should carry no more than 100 kangaroos per sq km to avoid damage to ecosystems and reptiles in particular. It should be noted that in 2014 Red Hill Reserve was carrying around 360 kangaroos per sqkm. More…

Dr Mulvaney talks to the Canberra Times about Yellow Box

From Canberra Times 7 December 2014

In this article Michael Mulvaney talked to the Canberra Times about the importance of retaining Red Gum – Yellow Box woodland. More…

Regenerators AGM 7 December 2014

The AGM was held on Red Hill in brilliant sunshine and under the deafening trilling of a million cicadas. All matters were dealt with without question, and all vacant positions were filled. The first activity of 2015 will be held on Sunday 1 February 2015, with details coming soon.  More…

Regenerators AGM Sunday 7 December 2014

Don’t forget to come along to the AGM on Sunday 7 December from 9.30am at the top end of Rusden Street, Garran. The AGM will be followed by a wild flower walk led by Dr Michael Mulvaney. All papers for the AGM can be found here.

Opposition to Red Hill toilets closure

Opposition is growing against the proposed closure by TAMS of the only public toilet on Red Hill, located near the summit restaurant. Red Hill Regenerators President wrote today to Minister Shane Rattenbury requesting that the proposal is reconsidered. (more…)

Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare

A short film titled  Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare and Landcare film which has just been uploaded to the ACT Government Youtube site. It can be see here.

25th Anniversary of Parkcare: Forum

25th Anniversary of Parkcare forum on 17 and 18 October 2014:  Reflect, Explore and Inspire: celebrating 25 years of ParkCare and Landcare in the ACT.

The first day was a conference format with an informative and interactive mix of guest speakers from academia and other walks of life, and group discussions and feedback.  All survey participants have indicated they would like to have another such forum annually or at least bi-annually. (more…)