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Red Hill work activity Sunday 7 July 2024 from 9am

This Sunday we plan to work just outside the Reserve boundary to remove weeds which if left, will eventually spread onto the reserve. The smallish triangular area of good quality bushland is located between Gowrie Drive, Stonehaven Crescent and the cut-off drain. We cleared weeds from this area a few years ago, many of which have now grown back.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the (very) rough informal parking area on Gowrie Dr just above the bridge over the cut-off drain. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm.

Activities: Cut/dab with focus on small blackberry patches, briar rose and mature deciduous woody weeds including pyracantha and cotoneaster bushes. Large blackberry patches will be mapped for spring spraying.

Conditions: gently sloping open bushland, within 100m of the parking area.

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 to obtain tools, directions 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 on 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
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