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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 16 November 2022

The next mid month work activity will be held on Wednesday 16 November 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  The work activity will continue our efforts to remove blackberry from two heritage callistemons and also to focus on woody weeds on the eastern slope below the Red Hill cafe.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble in the car park next to the Red Hill cafe. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp

Activities: There are a range of woody weeds in this area, including cootamundra wattle, pyracantha, cotoneasta, verbascum, thistles, oregon grape, blackberry etc. Some deciduous weed plants also are starting to  come into leaf.  Woody plants will be dealt with by cut/dab.  Verbascum and thistles can be chipped out. The blackberry removal will require careful and surgical cut/dab at the base followed by pulling the cut leaders out from the callistemon bushes. Tools should not be shared between volunteers.

Conditions: steep track and slopes, rocky in parts, mostly thick and 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 – We will bring small and large mattocks, secateurs, loppers, saws, and herbicide dabbers. We will also bring a basic first aid kit, and provide tool use and weeding ID and advice as needed.

NoteIt is important that you attend the activity safety briefing at 0900.    A byo morning tea will be held at 11am.


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