April working bee on Red Hill: Sunday 5 April 2015

Dear Friends of Red Hill,

The Red Hill Regenerators writes to invite you to help with our third working bee of 2015 on Sunday 5 April 2015.

As we move into autumn it is important to deal with deciduous woody weeds before the leaves start to turn colour. Once this happens the application of herbicides is less effective.  So this month we are focussing on removing woody weeds including deciduous Nettle trees along the base of Red Hill behind Mugga Way, between the main car park north about 400m to the cafe walking path.  The details:

Time: Sunday 5 April 2015 Work: 0900 to 1230 (more…)

Working Bee Sunday 1 March 2015

The next working bee on Red Hill will be held on Sunday 1 March 2015, from 9am to around 12.30pm. We will be continuing on controlling the blackberries where we left off last month, working on the west slope downwards and in a southerly direction from the Cafe carpark. It is a nice bit of woodland with plenty of birds, and should be fun and productive. We will meet at the summit cafe carpark with tools, safety briefing and instructions at 9am.  The area where we are working is steep and rough in places, with small patches of prickly blackberries. So it is important that you wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants, strong shoes and a hat. Bring water, sunscreen and something for byo morning tea at 11am.  We will supply tools, gloves, herbicide and training.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Enquiries to info@redhillregenerators.org.au

February 2015 working bee

Sunday 1 February we will welcome the new year by working on Red Hill’s western slope above the Federal Golf Course. This area used to be characterised by large Blackberry clumps, which we have largely got under control. (more…)

Scribbly Gum December 2014

The latest edition of Scribbly Gum can be downloaded here…

Red Hill Summit public toilet reprieve

Following strong representations from Regenerators about the planned closure of the public toilet behind the cafe at the summit of Red Hill, Minister Rattenbury has now reversed this decision.  The toilets will now stay. More… The Regenerators appreciate the attention shown by Minister Rattenbury to matters of importance to Red Hill. More...

Noisy Miners cause more environmental damage than Indian Miner

From ABC 15 December 2014. Read here…

 

Kangaroos exceed carrying capacity by 360% on Red Hill

Research has been undertaken by ANU doctoral student Brett Howland (reported in the Canberra Times on 12 December 2014) which indicates that Red Hill Reserve should carry no more than 100 kangaroos per sq km to avoid damage to ecosystems and reptiles in particular. It should be noted that in 2014 Red Hill Reserve was carrying around 360 kangaroos per sqkm. More…

Dr Mulvaney talks to the Canberra Times about Yellow Box

From Canberra Times 7 December 2014

In this article Michael Mulvaney talked to the Canberra Times about the importance of retaining Red Gum – Yellow Box woodland. More…

Regenerators AGM 7 December 2014

The AGM was held on Red Hill in brilliant sunshine and under the deafening trilling of a million cicadas. All matters were dealt with without question, and all vacant positions were filled. The first activity of 2015 will be held on Sunday 1 February 2015, with details coming soon.  More…

Regenerators AGM Sunday 7 December 2014

Don’t forget to come along to the AGM on Sunday 7 December from 9.30am at the top end of Rusden Street, Garran. The AGM will be followed by a wild flower walk led by Dr Michael Mulvaney. All papers for the AGM can be found here.

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource

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