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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 18 January 2023, 9am start

The first Wednesday work activity for 2023 will be held on Wednesday 18 January 2023 from 9am until 12.30pm.  Although the forecast is for a cool start to the day, it will become hot, so we may stop after morning tea. 

We will continue cutting and dabbing or digging verbascum on the upper slopes of Mt Davidson.  This is an area that we have cleared before and so it is worth tackling the verbascum regrowth to make the most of our previous work. 

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the top of Brereton Street, Garran. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp

Activities: The principal activity will be cutting and dabbing verbascum flower stalks using secateurs and dabbers.   For those who prefer other weeding, loppers, saws and mattocks will be available.  Tools should not be shared between volunteers.

Conditions: Steep track and slopes, rocky in parts, mostly open bush, thickly covered by St Johns Wort.

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, sickles and herbicide dabbers. We will also bring a basic first aid kit, and provide tool use and weeding ID and advice as needed.  Bring your own tools, especially secateurs and sickles if available.

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

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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; Information at: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others
  3. 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