The Regenerators benefitted from a day’s work from an enthusiastic ten person Green Army team, which removed a dense stand of Cootamundra Wattles from along the edge of Red Hill Drive. We plan to get them back soon for another day’s help. Thanks Green Army! Much appreciated.
A meeting of the Canberra & District Historical Society will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2015 at the Australian National Archives, when Dr Michael Mulvaney will present a lecture titled “Red Hill’s unnatural history – How its human history is reflected in the natural features that it has and is missing”.
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to help at our next working bee of 2015 on Sunday 4 October 2015.
Over the last two months we made great progress on removing the hundreds of Cootamundra Wattles along the upper slopes of the east side of Red Hill. On Sunday we would like to make a final assault and try and finish off this particular area.
The details: (more…)
Our volunteer nature photographer Roy McDowall, has taken some really excellent photos of birds on Red Hill Nature Reserve this month. Just click on any photo on the left side of this page to access our photo archive. It’s worth a look! Thank you Roy for your excellent contribution to our appreciation of the Red Hill Nature Reserve!
The Red Hill Regenerators has granted the National Library of Australia a copyright licence to include our website in the PANDORA Archive. This licence permits the Library to copy our publication into the Archive and to retain that copy and provide online public access to it in perpetuity. The website can be found here.
There are plans to undertake fuel reduction burns in four locations on Red Hill during autumn and winter in 2016. The exact timing of these burns will be dependant on weather conditions, which means that warnings can only be given at very short notice. More…
A continuously updated map of planned burns can be found here. By simply clicking on each burn a works description now appears with the time frame.
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to help with our next working bee of 2015 on Sunday 6 September 2015.
Last month we made a great start on removing the hundreds of Cootamundra Wattles along the upper slopes of the east side of Red Hill. It is important that as many of this Class 4 weed are cut down before they set seed, so this September’s working bee will be our last chance this year. (more…)
Ministers Corbell and Gentleman jointly launched a new EPD (Env & Planning Directorate) register listing offset sites which have been established to compensate for the likely environmental impacts of development. The register is available here…. At least some of the Offset Management Plans expect maintenance work to be undertaken by volunteer ParkCare groups.
For more information and specifics about ACT Govt approach to offsets have a look at the environmental offsets page here…
The annual debate over the practice of removing Cootamundra Wattles from Canberra Nature Reserves (including the Red Hill Reserve) has been ignited by a letter to the Canberra Times of 13 August 2015. More…
A response was published on 20 August 2015. More…
Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia baileyana) is a Class 4 Pest Plant in the ACT and is important to control due to its invasive nature. It can be found on Red Hill in dense stands where it crowds out other local plants.
The Red Hill Regenerators remove dense stands of these plants by ‘cut and daub’ methods. Where older plants are found we try to use the ‘frilling’ method which helps to retain bird nesting habitat.
It was a perfect winter day for our rescheduled working bee. Blue sky, no wind, sun shining, wattle coming out into flower. A record turnout of 24 was helped by the Mt Mugga scout troop, who turned up in force to help make a start on a large thicket of Cootamundra Wattles. While we made considerable progress there is much more to do, so ‘we’ll be back!’ Thanks to everyone for making this a very productive working bee.