Black Mountain was declared a Nature Reserve by Hon Peter Nixon, Minister for the Interior, on 23 July 1970 and the declaration was gazetted on 30 July 1970.
The Summit Walk, a cooperative project between the ACT Government, the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Telstra, was officially opened on 20 July 2000.
Two walks have been arranged to celebrate these anniversaries.
Walk 2. Walk down the Summit Walk
Walk down the Summit Walk with local conservationist, Jean Geue, and an ANBG Guide. We shall see Acacia near the apex and the Zieria plants near the Visitor Centre, ANBG. The Summit Walk has steep sections, so it is suitable for fit walkers only (including children over the age of 12).
|When:||Saturday 30 July, 9.30am (sharp) to 12.00 (approximately)|
|Where:||Meet at the Lookout near the Telstra Tower (look for the balloons). If you do not wish to walk back uphill to the Summit, ask a friend to meet you at the Visitor Centre, ANBG.|
|Bring / Wear:||Bring Friends, water, snacks, wear sturdy shoes, hat, and sun cream.|
|Cost:||Gold coin donation to Friends of Black Mountain|
|Bookings essential:||Places are limited, please email your name, and friends' names, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Linda (0437 298 711) so that you can be contacted in case arrangements need to change (e.g. adverse weather).|
Walk 1 is scheduled for 22 July.