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Extra Red Hill work activity on Wednesday 27 March 2024 from 9am

We are holding an extra work activity this month on Wednesday 27 March 2024. This one off activity is to complete reseeding parts of the horehound patch (near the Testra Building on Kent Street), which was sprayed last year.  The work will involve scarifying the surface with either a mattock or garden rake, before carefully placing native plant seed and raking loose material over the seed.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at top end of Glasgow Place, Hughes. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm.

Activities: Ground surface preparation. Placing native seed on bare ground which has been cleared of horehound. Rake material to cover seeds.

Conditions: flat to gently sloping open ground with scattered trees and no understorey. The work area is a 400m walk from the assembly location.

You bring: Water to drink, hat, leather gloves, long sleeved shirt, long pants essential, eye protection, sunscreen, solid enclosed shoes. BYO morning tea. PLEASE BRING A GARDEN RAKE AND MATTOCK IF AVAILABLE AND A COUPLE OF MEDIUM SIZE PLASTIC BAGS FOR HOLDING BATCHES OF SEED MATERIAL.

We bring:  Tools – We will bring some large and small mattocks and large bags of seed material.  We will also bring a basic first aid kit.  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);
    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