Opposition to Red Hill toilets closure

Opposition is growing against the proposed closure by TAMS of the only public toilet on Red Hill, located near the summit restaurant. Red Hill Regenerators President wrote today to Minister Shane Rattenbury requesting that the proposal is reconsidered. (more…)

Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare

A short film titled  Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare and Landcare film which has just been uploaded to the ACT Government Youtube site. It can be see here.

25th Anniversary of Parkcare: Forum

25th Anniversary of Parkcare forum on 17 and 18 October 2014:  Reflect, Explore and Inspire: celebrating 25 years of ParkCare and Landcare in the ACT.

The first day was a conference format with an informative and interactive mix of guest speakers from academia and other walks of life, and group discussions and feedback.  All survey participants have indicated they would like to have another such forum annually or at least bi-annually. (more…)

Red Hill public toilet to close

The public toilet located behind the restaurant on the summit of Red Hill will be closed in February 2015. This has resulted from a review of public toilets in the ACT to identify those with low usage. An alternative public toilet is available in the restaurant for patrons and only when the restaurant is open.

Planned ACT Government work on Red Hill

Work on Red Hill November 2014
We have been advised that the Blue Gums growing around the reservoirs between Deakin and Hughes are to be removed by ACTEW.  A number of these large introduced trees have been removed in the past but they continue to spread into the surrounding bush.  They are nice looking trees but are not native to Red Hill (like the Cootamundra Wattles) and are a significant fire hazard. They have been recently thinned out along the drain in Yarralumla and also removed by the National Capital Authority on Stirling Ridge, Yarralumla. We have no problem in them being removed and have asked that the logs are placed strategically on the hill to help attract biodiversity.

AGM and Guided Walk on Red Hill December 7 2014

9.30am-11.30am Sunday 7 December. Guided Walk and AGM.  Meet at the end of Rusden Street, Garran.  We’ll hold the AGM before taking the guided walk.  We have members prepared to fill most of the organisations positions, but all positions are genuinely open to financial members and we would welcome additional members on the committee or filling other positions that may take less time/are more flexible.  Annual reports and the agenda will be posted on our website soon. More…

Student activity on Red Hill November 19 2014

There will be an activity with Marist Brothers students on Wednesday 19 November 2014 from midday to about 3pm.  Year 9 students will be helping to protect the new plantings at the southern end of the reserve. They will be supervised by teachers and a City Parks Ranger, but we would like some Regenerators volunteers to help supervise and answer questions about our work for part or all of that time.  Reply to sueross@grapevine.net.au  if you are able to assist so that more information can be provided when available.

Weekday working bee November 12 2014

A Weekday activity is planned for Wednesday 12 November from 9am to midday.  We’ll meet at the main carpark on Mugga Way (near the intersection with Francis Street).  We will be working behind the houses on Mugga way South of the carpark (towards Hindmarsh Drive).  For information or to find us, contact Ross Kingsland on 0415 256 951.

Working Bee: Sunday 2 November 2014

Our next working bee will be on Sunday 2 November, from 9am to around 12.30pm.  We will meet at the main car park off Mugga Way (where the Parkcare signs are located) and work along the hillside to the north and south cutting and dabbing woody weeds. BYO morning tea will be at 11am. The weather is warming up so it is important to wear a hat, use sunscreen and carry water.  Also make sure that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt and enclosed footwear.

Friends of Grassland forum 30 October to 1 November 2014

Friends of Grassland are holding a form titled “Grass half full or grass half empty?” from 30 October to 1 November 2014, at the CSIRO Discovery Centre. Full details and registration information 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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