Erosion control on Red Hill

A report has been completed following an inspection in early 2015 of erosion issues on Red Hill. The report focusses principally on a major erosion gully located upslope from the main Mugga Way car park.  In some places this erosion gully is over 4m deep and is actively eroding.  The report provides suggested methods for addressing this erosion. More…

Managing kangaroo grazing: seminar ANU 29 June 2015

A seminar will be held by Brett Howland titled “Managing kangaroo grazing for the conservation of grassland and grassy woodland fauna”, at the Fenner Seminar Room, ANU 29 June 2015, 10am.  The attached flyer summarises the research findings, which have significance for managing the kangaroo population on Red Hill Reserve. More…

Regenerators response to Federal Golf Club proposed development

The Red Hill Regenerators wrote on 21 June 2015 to Simon Corbell MLA to express their views regarding the proposed residential development on the Federal Golf Club. More…

Volunteering in a nature reserve has so many benefits

Beyond Blue and Deakin Uni collaborated to look at “the benefits of contact with nature for mental health and well-being”. In their literature review they found research evidence showed that “close proximity to green spaces is clearly associated with reduced prevalence of depression, anxiety and other health problems. The relationship has been shown to be strongest for children and people with low incomes.” Their study from April 2010 is well worth reading. More…

Canberra Nature Map media event : Thursday 25 June 2015

The ACT Minister for Environment, Simon Corbell, MLA invites you to a Canberra Nature Map media event at 1pm on Thursday 25 June 2015. More…

Red Hill working bee: Sunday July 5 2015

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to help with our next working bee of 2015 which will be held on Sunday 5 July 2015.

This month we will continue the very successful work we did some months ago which involved clearing within the heritage callistemon plantation, which is located just below the summit restaurant and start of the Red Track.

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Red Hill Heritage Walk

It was a perfect sunny winters day on Red Hill on Sunday 13 June, for the Heritage Walk, organised by the Southern Area Catchment Group.  The walk was conducted by local Ngunnawal custodians Wally and Tyrone Bell who described the significance of this part of their country, local bush tucker plants, significant sites and old scar trees. (more…)

Federal Golf Club development proposal – your views are invited

Federal Golf Club Housing Development
The Federal Golf Club is progressing with plans to construct a housing development for the over 55s. This development is located within the current footprint of the golf course, which is an improvement on most of the previous FGC proposals but it seems to be a large project involving many units and will have implications for Red Hill Nature Reserve.

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ACT Landcare Launch and planting: Saturday 13 June

Everyone is invited to the launch of ACT Landcare, followed by a tube stock planting activity.

When: Saturday 13 June 10am to 12.30pm

Where: St Peter & Paul Primary School, Garran (enter via Boake Place), for launch, with planting nearby

There will be a bbq lunch at the school at around midday.

Mattocks and plants will be provided. Bring gloves, hat and closed footwear.  Bring a mattock if you have one.

rsvp: Fiona Spier projects@sactcg.org.au

Queens birthday on Red Hill

Thanks to everyone who turned out on a chilly morning to wish the Queen a happy birthday and remove some more woody weeds. We welcomed Tanya and Kate from Canberra Grammar School, who came to see what we do. So we introduced them to a very big pyracantha to cut and daub, which they managed extremely well. We worked along the east side of the hill about half way up, where there are many mature woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles. During morning tea we were entertained by a couple of very talkative Gang Gang cockatoos. The sun finally emerged, helping to make our working bee another pleasant and productive morning.

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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