Geographic focus: Ginninderra Creek Corridor between Ginninderra Drive and Florey Drive, focused at Umbagong District Park, Latham. The group also has an interest in nearby Goodwin Hill, Macgregor.
Photo below: Umbagong kangaroos in the mist, by Rick Nehmy, 2018.
Regular Activities and Working Bees: First Saturday of each month from 9 to 11am (summer is from 8 to 10am). If this day is a Public Holiday the working bee is shifted to the next weekend. Our activities range from weed management, planting native vegetation, and erosion control, to community awareness-raising and education. Please contact us if you would like to come along to one of our upcoming activities.
Contact: Convener, Celina Smith. Contact via the Ginninderra Catchment Group, phone 6278 3309, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Us: The Friends of Latham District Park became the Umbagong Landcare Group in 1990, and we have a small group of active volunteers who attend the monthly working bees as well as undertaking other individual activities focused on exotic and invasive weed control, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement and rubbish removal, as well as the ongoing monitoring of the safety, sustainability and amenity of the park.
Some of our volunteers bring a range of knowledge and skills to our activities, and some participate in various flora and fauna surveys, as well as informal member education. Others are willing to learn and participate as enthusiastic amateurs.
We have a particular interest in the axe-grinding groove site near the corner of Macrossan Crescent and Backhouse Street, but we take a broad interest in environmental and related issues. (“Umbagong” means “axe” in the Ngunnawal language.) We also support research in finding the best way of promoting native grass regeneration - an activity that will benefit all of the ACT.