For upcoming events, see: What's on at The Pinnacle
Geographic Focus: The Pinnacle Nature Reserve, located south of the suburbs of Hawker and Weetangera, Belconnen, which is now 153-hectares in size with the addition in 2016 of an extension under the Offsets Program bridging the original reserve with the Kama Nature Reserve to the south. We also carry out some activities in the adjacent paddocks between the Reserve and William Hovell Drive (see location map).
Guided Walks: Guided walks are held in Autumn and Spring centred around various topics. The seasonal walks programs are advertised on our website usually in March and August; individual walks are advertised on our “what's on” calendar and also usually on the GCG calendar of events.
Weed control: Most weed control is carried out by individuals or small groups with herbicides. These activities are necessarily controlled by the weather and availability of ChemCert trained volunteers. Non-chemical weed control is carried out by small working parties every Thursday mornings, weather permitting. Check our calendar for latest details, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Revegetation: Considerable tree planting was carried out in the 1990s by our predecessors, the “Pinnacle Environment Group”. This greatly enhanced the Reserve as pleasant place to walk as well as providing improved bird habitat (more than a third of all bird species in the ACT have been observed on the Reserve). In recent years we have been carrying out complementary planting of ground-layer and shrub-layer plants to complement the trees and further enhance the area for native birds and animals. Planting events are held as needed, usually in Autumn or Spring. Check our calendar for latest details, or contact us at email@example.com.
Friends of The Pinnacle (fotpin) is a group of ParkCare volunteers with a common interest in protecting, enhancing and promoting the ecological values of the Pinnacle Nature Reserve (PNR). We formed in 2010 to build on the legacy of an earlier group – the Pinnacle Environment Group – whose activities in the 1990s, including extensive revegetation, greatly enhanced the Reserve.
The group's goal is to foster an enduring community of interest that protects and enhances the ecological values of the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. To this end, the group's objectives include promoting and implementing strategies that:
- foster community interest and pride in, and care for, the Reserve;
- improve ecological function; and
- halt and reverse threats to ecological function posed by pest plants and animals and by land and water degradation.
Our primary focus is weed control and we are building evidence of our success (see achievements).
We encourage participation by all who use and value the Pinnacle Nature Reserve. In May 2017 we had 84 members and a further 115 interested people on our email list.