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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 14 February 2024, from 9am

For our Valentines Day treat, we plan to take on the spiky and unpleasant task of removing (by cut/dab)  many small blackberry plants which are appearing across Red Hill, and will be unlikely to be sprayed by our planned April contract sprayer.  For those who would like an alternative, there are still plenty of Verbascum plants to chip and a small group of Cootamundra Wattle waiting to be removed.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble on Mugga Way below Tamar Street, Red Hill. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm, but will finish earlier if it gets too hot.

Activities: Cut/dab blackberry, cut small cootamundra wattles, and chip verbascum

Conditions: moderate to steep slopes, rocky in parts, with open grassland

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


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);
    1. ‘Volunteer Fieldwork through Covid19’ latest update;
    1. Information at: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others
  1. 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