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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.

Part of the infestation was successfully sprayed earlier this year, and is ready to be reseeded. Greening Australia has supplied native grass seeds including Wallaby grass (rytidosperma caespitosum), Speargrass (Austrostipa scabra), Red-leg grass (Bothriochloa macra) and Weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides), which will be applied using a rake and hand seeding technique.

SACTCG personnel plan to undertake the seed application on Thursday 29 September 2022, with assistance from volunteers. Owing to the large area to be reseeded, there is an urgent need for more volunteers, including members and friends of Red Hill Regenerators.

If you are available to help with either raking (to break up the surface) or seeding, please come along on Thursday. Please bring a stout metal garden rake (not a leaf rake), and wear rubber gloves (not leather or fabric gloves which seeds will stick to). Come for as as long or short time as you can spare.

The work is subject to weather conditions, the start time and meeting point will be advised by email closer to the day.