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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.

Activities: We plan to work along both sides of the slope from the lookout, in particular in the area around the Optus tower among the heritage listed grevilleas. Focus on verbascum (a big patch near the water tanks), small patches of blackberry, cut/dab woody weeds – Cootamundra wattle (some along Gowrie Drive near the turnoff to the Golf Club), cotoneaster, pyracanthus and briar rose. There is also a large patch of Horehound about 100m from the Optus Tower which may need chipping if it has not been sprayed.

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.

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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