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Local News - 2017


Notice - our 2018 AGM is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 February, 7.30 pm (to be confirmed)
(refer "Minutes" - below)

21 October Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 21 October. Meet in the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be working on woody and other weeds on the slope to the south of the Ridge Track. The trailer will be located on the southern side of the Ridge Track near the tree line.

14/10/2017


14 October Working Bee (postponed from 7 Oct)

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 14 October. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be returning to the triangle area to continue to work on woody weeds in the creek line to the east of the archery and on tangier pea and topped lavender in the creek line towards Watiparingga and on the slope to the south of the triangle. The trailer will be located at the track junction near the ford.

2/10/2017 (updated 7/10/17)


16 September Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday 16 September. Meet in the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be working in the southern part of the park on bridal creeper and woody weeds. The trailer will be located on the Sewer Easement Track near the point where the Grey Box Loop crosses the creek.

12/09/2017


2 September Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 2 September. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We will continue to work on woody weeds in the creek line to the east of the archery area and on herbaceous weeds in the creek line between the ford and the Wattiparinga boundary. The trailer will be located at the head of the triangle near the ford.

29/08/2017


19 August Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday 19 August. Meet in the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site.We'll return to the head of the triangle to continue to work on woody weeds in the creek line to the east of the archery and on false caper, tangier pea and nasturtium in the creek line between the Wattiparinga boundary and the ford. The trailer will be located at the track junction near the ford.

15/08/2017


5 August Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 5 August. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be working on woody weeds on the slope to the south of the Ridge Track. The trailer will be located near the tree line to the south of the Ridge Track.

1/08/2017


15 July Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 15 July. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be returning to the southern side of the Ridge Track to continue to work on woody weeds. The trailer will be located near the tree line on the southern side of the Ridge Track.

11/07/2017


1 July Working Bee

Celebrate the start of the New Financial Year and take out your taxation frustrations on some woody weeds. The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be held on Saturday, 1 July. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll return to the triangle area to continue the removal of olive regrowth and seedlings and other woody weeds, and cutting and swabbing scabious and plantain near the rocky outcrops.

26/06/2017


17 June Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 17 June. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We will continue to work on olives and other woody weeds on the southern side of the Ridge Track.

The trailer will be located at the top of the hill near the tree line on the southern side of the Ridge Track.

12/06/2017


3 June Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 3 June. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be returning to the southern side of the Ridge Track to continue the control of olives and other woody weeds. In addition, Robyn will take a small number of people with her to plant some dozen or so, Australian Hollyhocks in the creek line near the Sewer Easement Track at the bottom of the hill.

The trailer will be located near the tree line on the southern side of the Ridge Track.
29/05/2017

20 May Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 20 May. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. The major activity will be to weed the area around Maggie's Seat and to plant some small shrubs and grasses to enhance the area around the seat. An additional activity will be to patrol the plantings on the western side of the Ridge Track for woody weeds such as olive seedlings and regrowth, dog rose and boneseed and other undesirables like wild artichoke.

The trailer will be located on the Ridge Track near Maggie's Seat.

17/05/2017


6 May Working Bee

The next working in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday, 6 May. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be returning to the triangle area to deal with scabious and plantain (by cutting and swabbing) and olive seedlings (by hand pulling or cutting under the lignotuber) and regrowth (by cutting under the lignotuber where possible or drilling and filling). The trailer will be located at the point of the triangle near the ford.

And remember, Shepherds Hill is the DEWNR Park of the Month for May!
02/05/2017

22 April Working Bee

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, deferred from 15 April because of Easter, will be held on Saturday 22 April. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We're returning to the triangle area to continue cutting and swabbing scabious and also removing weeds close to the Endangered Variable Glycine. The trailer will be located at the point of the triangle near the ford over the Wattiparringga Creek.
18/04/2017


1 April Working Bee.... No, this is not a joke

The next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be on Saturday 1 April. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We plan to continue our assault on the olives and other woody weeds on the southern side of the Ridge Track and the trailer will be located in the usual place off the track near the tree line.


Note that, as our following working bee would occur during the Easter weekend, we have decided to defer it until the following Saturday, 22 April.

08/03/2017


March Working Bee - update

With the prospect of cooler weather, the next working bee in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park, postponed from 4 March, will be held on Saturday, 11 March. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am or at the work site. We'll be returning to the southern side of the Ridge Track to continue the control of olives and other woody weeds. The trailer will be located on the southern side of the Ridge Track near the tree line.

08/03/2017


March Working Bee

Due to the warm weather forecast for Saturday, 4 March, we have decided to postpone the working bee until Saturday, 11 March in the hope that the weather will be cooler by then.

28/02/2017


February Working Bee & Committee Meeting

The first working bee for 2017 in Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be held on Saturday, 4 February. Meet at the Ayliffes Road car park at 8.50 am. The main target will be scabious regrowth, to be cut and swabbed, in an area of the triangle which has previously been treated by our contractor. There are also woody weeds, such as olives, ash and broom, to be hand-pulled, drilled and filled or cut and swabbed as appropriate, in the creekline to the east of the archery. The trailer will be located at the track junction near the ford.


The working bee will be followed at about 12.30 by a Committee Meeting at Robyn's home.


Note also that the Friends of Shepherds Hill AGM will be held at the Eden Hills Uniting Church Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 8 February.


Agenda for the Committee Meeting and AGM will be provided in the next day or so.

30/01/2017

2017 Annual General Meeting Notice

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Friends Of Shepherds Hill Recreation Park will be held at the Eden Hills Uniting Church Hall, Willora Road, Eden Hills on Wednesday, 8 February after a general meeting commencing at 7.30 pm. Agenda for the meetings and minutes of the previous meetings will be available here.

All offices will be declared vacant at the AGM and all members are invited to nominate for any of the following offices:

President Publicity Officer
Vice President Work Coordinator
Secretary Safety Officer
Treasurer Committee Member

A Nomination Form is available here.

30/01/2017

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