North Canberra Community Council

Russell Reservists

Campbell residents have formed the Russell Reservists, a small group to clean up the bush between Campbell and Duntroon.


russell_ReservisitsWe work in the area enclosed by Blamey Cres, Vasey Cres, Holmes Cres, Northcott Drive and Constitution Ave.

Our Facebook page has regular updates and photos of our activities.  See:

Meeting time and place

We generally have three-hour working parties on the third Sunday of every month, starting at either 8 am (summer) or 9 am (winter). All volunteers are welcome to join us!

Activities range from the strenuous to the more gentle:

  • ‘frilling’ Cootamundra wattles and larger woody weeds
  • Revegetation: planting new seedlings
  • Spreading mulch
  • cutting down woody weeds (like blackberry) and spraying the stem
  • spraying out large patches of vinca (periwinkle)

We have the necessary equipment for lopping, digging and spraying. Volunteers should wear long trousers, stout shoes and a hat, and bring sunscreen, water and gloves.

At about 11.30 we adjourn to a nearby café for coffee.

Please contact coordinator Toss Gascoigne at to get information about our working parties.

Our group activities are authorized by ACT Park Rangers.

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