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"Moments from Red Hill"
by Paul Williamson and Red Hill Regenerators. Belgrove Press. $15. Book launch
4pm 12/12/13 at Red Hill Cafe. Order your copy here
$3000 in 2010 by Landcare NSW as part of the Communities in Landscapes program,
to help regenerate endangered Yellow Box - Red Gum grassy woodland. More...
$400 in 2011 by Dimor P/L via the ACT
NRM Council for NRM activities on Red Hill.
$500 in 2011 for ACT Landcare Community
Group of the Year
Finalist National Landcare awards
appeared suddenly on the hill
yesterday flying still in the wind
of black wings held fingers spread
like on an ancient shield.
perch on strong talons, crooked beaks
taunted by miniature magpies.
back on a family trip
we saw eagles strung dead
wing tip to wing tip on
miles of barbed fences.
Sheep grazed the dry grass behind.
Deaths for crimes
against rural livelihood
were later eclipsed by DDT.
For years a reclusive
pair of survivors
has worked the roads from Mugga Ridge to the south.
year they send their young to fly
until this season with good rains for growth
food for extra chicks
returns wedge-taileds to Red Hill.
Knife on Red Hill
is movement all the time on the hill.
In daylight hours, wrens flit
search the hollows, kangaroos
spirit between tea tree and eucalypts.
moon-washed still nights
under Ngunnawal stars or cloud
boobooks hoot, frogmouths
scurry and hiss high springtime.
carries his child on his shoulder today.
Mother follows with a spare warm jumper.
cyclist strains along the rough track
speaks, head-turned in passing.
on the hard ground of the ancient
mound, I find the forgotten stone knife
on the earth-given kitchen bench
when the tribe moved onward.
NEWS FROM THE RED HILL BUSH REGENERATION GROUP
to the ACT Red Hill Bush Regeneration Group
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.
April 2014: Owing to forecast rain, the midweek working bee has been rescheduled
from 11 April to 15 April 2014, commencing at 9am. See below for more details.
April 2014: You are invited to help plant tubestock trees and shrubs on Red
Hill from 9am on Wednesday 14 May 2014. Park at Tamar Street entrance. Please
wear sturdy clothes and shoes. Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and a snack.
April 2014: All known rabbit warrens on Red Hill have now been fumigated
by contractors. Any active warrens should preferably be GPSed or clearly marked
with tape and reported to our feedback mailbox.
April 2014: The next midweek working bee will be held on Friday 11 April
2014, from 11am to 12.30, then 1.15pm to 3pm. Meet at the top of the laneway towards
the Eastern end of Glasgow Street, Hughes (between 57 & 59 Glasgow St). From
the lane way, take the path straight up to the gap in the fence and the tools
will be there. If you can't find us, please call Ross (0415 256 951). The work
will involve cutting woody weeds, spraying and chipping thistles. Please wear
sturdy clothes and shoes. Bring a hat, water and some lunch. We'll stop at 15
Downes Place for lunch and if you're starting at lunch time, please join us then
for a chat before we start the afternoon session. Gloves, tools and herbicide
will be provided and training if required.
April 2014: Dr Michael Mulvaney will be leading a 2 hour walk on Red Hill on
Thursday 10 April 2014, meeting at the Telstra Building on Kent St at 4pm.
He will be talking about how to deal with development incursions and issues in
ACT Nature Reserves. More...
March 2014: The April working bee will be held on Sunday 6 April, from
9am until about 12.30pm. Meet either near Davidson's Trig or if you want a lift
to the work site meet at the end of Brereton street Garran, by the Saudi ambassador's
residence at 8:50 am. Our focus will be chipping verbascum and thistles and some
March 2014: A 19ha section of Red Hill will have a fuel reduction burn
in June and September 2014. See here
for location. The map and 2013-14 Bushfire Operations Plan indicate both fuel
slashing (FS032) in April along fire trails and urban interface, and fuel burning
(FB237). Details of the proposed activity can be found here.
February 2014: The March working bee will be held on Sunday 2 March 2014
from 9am to 12.30pm. Meet just below the Red Hill Summit restaurant to start work
on clearing weeds from around the historic Callistemon plantings. Wear a sleeved
shirt, long pants and strong shoes. Bring water, sunscreen a hat and morning tea.
We will supply tools, gloves and training. More...
February 2014: What are the benefits to our community for having trees
in our suburbs. This
ecological research will give some answers.
February 2014: A program of work
for the Red Hill Reserve has been prepared by Parks & Conservation. It
will be updated as required. More...
February 2014: A meeting will be held on 20 February 2014, between Regenerators,
Parks & Conservation and Greening Australia to determine the precise extent
of the planting and associated works which will be undertaken on Red Hill in 2014
as part of the ACT wide Woodland Resoration Project. It is anticipate that
Regenerators volunteers will assist with the planning and implementation of this
February 2014: The final report of the NCA review of the National Capital Open
Space System (NCOSS) has been released. Red Hill Nature Reserve forms part
of the NCOSS. More...
February 2014: A weekday working bee will be held from 9am on Tuesday 18
February 2014, from behind the Saudi Ambassador's residence at the top of Brereton
Street, Garran. Wear a sleeved shirt, long pants and strong shoes. Bring water,
sunscreen a hat and morning tea. We will supply tools, gloves and training. More...
January 2014: The first working bee for 2014 will be on Sunday 2 February
2014, 8.00am to 11.00am. Park at the Parliament House lookout car park. Wear
a sleeved shirt, long pants and strong shoes. Bring water, sunscreen a hat and
morning tea. We will supply tools, gloves and training. More...
January 2014: If you think removing woody weeds from Red Hill is hard work, just
see what it could be like!!. More...
January 2014: The Regenerators response to the ACT Government's Draft ACT Trails
Strategy 2014-2024 can be downloaded from here.
January 2014: The draft minutes of the 2013 AGM are now available. More...
December 2013: The first working bee for 2014 will be on Sunday 2 February
2014. More details to follow.
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