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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.

Activities: We plan to work again along the slope towards the lookout. Focus on verbascum, cut/dab woody weeds – Cootamundra wattle, cotoneaster, pyracanthus and briar rose.

Conditions: steep slopes, rocky in parts, some open bush.

You bring: Water to drink, hat, leather gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants essential, eye protection, sunscreen, solid enclosed shoes. BYO morning tea.

We bring:  Tools – secateurs, loppers, saws, some mattocks, herbicide dabbers, basic first aid kit, and instructions.

NoteIt is important that you attend the activity safety briefing at 0900.    A byo morning tea is usually held at 11am, with an opportunity to discuss matters of relevance to the Group. Such discussions constitute ‘General Meetings’ as defined by the Rules of our organisation and may be minuted.


Cancellation: The activity will be cancelled by email (if possible), no later than 8am of the activity day, if rain/wind is forecast which could make planned work potentially hazardous, high temperatures before midday are forecast, total fire bans are announced, air pollution is ‘hazardous’ or additional Covid 19 restrictions in force. Note: The Red Hill Regenerators Group is advised by the ACT Parks & Conservation Service and the information below:

  1. Guidelines for Volunteer fieldwork in extreme conditions‘, which addresses extreme temperatures and poor air quality, as measured by PM2.5 levels (to obtain up to the minute information about air quality, there are a number of Apps, including the ‘Air Matters‘ App);
  2. ‘Volunteer Fieldwork through Covid19’ latest update;
  3. Information at: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others
  4. the Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct can be accessed from the ParkCare Hub Home Page on the right hand side under “Files”   https://app.betterimpact.com/Volunteer/Main/StoredDocument/29169