The last few weeks have been devoted to removing as many verbascum flower spikes before they finish flowering and set seed, with the focus being on a previously cleared area on the western side of the hill above Brereton Street. This Sunday we will move to the east side of the hill, above Mugga Way to continue sweeping through the high value bushland between the Red Hill cafe path, south to the Gandalf Track (See attached Map). The objective will be to cut and dab any woody weeds in the area, including briar rose, pyracanthas, cotoneasta and a number of non native tree species, thistles and blackberry. If we have time, there are many verbascum in this area where flower spikes can be cut and removed.
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Location: Park and assemble at the Red Hill Reserve Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp
Activities: The principal activity will be cutting and dabbing woody weeds. Tools should not be shared between volunteers.
Conditions: moderate to steep slopes, rocky in parts, with open to dense 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 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. Bring your own tools, especially secateurs and loppers if available.
Note: It 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. Work will normally finish at 12.30pm
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:
- ‘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);
- ‘Volunteer Fieldwork through Covid19’ latest update;
- Information at: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others
- 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