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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 13 December 2023

This will be our final group work activity on Red Hill this year. We plan to continue the work from our last visit, to target woody weeds which can be located within the high quality woodland above the Mugga Way car park. This includes pyracanthas, cotoneasta, brier rose especially. Some thistles have reached two metres in height and are in flower.  Other weeds in abundance include cootamundra wattle, privet and nettle trees. Our plan is to cut and dab these weeds on the east side of the hill up from the Mugga Way car park.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the Mugga Way car park. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm.

Activities: Cut/dab woody weeds and chip thistles

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, some small mattocks and herbicide dabbers (bring your empty dabbers to exchange for full ones). We will also bring a basic first aid kit, and provide tool use and weeding ID and advice as needed.  Bring your own tools, if available.

NoteIt is important that you attend the activity safety briefing at 0900 and sign in and out.    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

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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