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Red Hill work activity Sunday 5 March 2023, 0900 to 1230

This Sunday we continue our work along the east side of the hill, above Mugga Way, to continue sweeping through the high value bushland from above the Mugga Way car park south to Hindmarsh Drive. 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. In particular we need to focus on non native deciduous species before their leaves change colour and fall.  If we have time, there are verbascum in this area where flower spikes can be cut and bagged.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

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.

NoteIt 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:

  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