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Red Hill midweek activity Wednesday 19 October 2022, 9am to 12.30pm

At our last working bee on Sunday 1 October, we made excellent progress pulling and chipping horehound from a large patch in high quality woodland above the water tank, on the track from Hampden Place.  On Wednesday we plan to complete this task.  The ground is quite soft which means that hand pulling is quick and easy. Some mattocks will also be available.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the gate in Hampden Place off Kent Street, Deakin. There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am.

Activities: Armed with mattocks, there is a steep 10 minute walk up to the water tanks, where the Horehound patches await. Tools should not be shared between volunteers.

Conditions: steep track and slopes, rocky in parts, some open bush. The gravel on the track can be slippery.

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 – mostly small and large mattocks.  We will also bring a basic first aid kit, and provide tool use and weeding advice as needed.

NoteIt is important that you sign in and out, and 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