This year marks the 60th anniversary of the GFNC starting to control Bone Seed at our patch in the You Yangs.
In recent years, depending on the state of 'our hill', the August working bee has been a one day, or both days of the weekend event. It's essential that we complete at least one day of the weekend to remove any regrowth that has occurred since our last outing in May. A Saturday outing is planned, however, if weather conditions on the day raise safety concerns then it'll change to Sunday
After entering the You Yangs Regional Park take the sealed road to the Turntable which is clearly marked with Parks Vic signs. Our assembly area is reached via the Turntable car park access to Rockwell Rd and the entry gate to Rockwell Rd is located to the right of the toilet block.
The gate will be unlocked at 8.45 a.m. and at 9.00 a.m. we will travel in convoy to our assembly area, likewise at 3.00 p.m. for our return .
If you arrive after 9.00 a.m. the gate will be closed but unlocked.
The Park Ranger is happy to leave the gate unlocked provided it is closed after you enter or exit.
There will be a witch’s hat in front of the gate to stop visitors parking over the NO PARKING sign.
Remove and reposition it as required after entry or exit.
NOTE: When travelling from the Rockwell Rd access gate to our assembly area Parks Victoria requires all vehicles to have HAZARD LIGHTS OPERATING. This is due to many hikers/families using Rockwell Rd as a walking track so the road is considered a shared zone. Please be mindful of this if you arrive late or leave early and adjust your speed accordingly ie. 20 km or less.
If you plan to come then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or follow the link to register via Park Connect
Bring : Gloves, eye protection (some safety glasses will be available if you don’t have any), mattock (optional). Wear suitable clothing i.e. long sleeves/trousers, high visibility vest/top and robust footwear.
Plus bring morning tea/lunch, sunscreen, hat, rain gear (depending on weather forecast), plus camera, binoculars (if you want to include some nature watching)