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A photographic journey – from the headwaters of the Hacking River catchment to the sea

Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer, National Parks Association of NSW

March 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm

Bola Creek, Royal National Park – photo credit Gary Dunnett

March 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 8:30 pm

This free online talk by Gary Dunnett is part of the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre and SO Shire celebration of Seaweek.

Gary has spent 25 years working in national parks agencies in Tasmania, the Commonwealth and NSW, including 15 years as a regional manager with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and now transitioned (elevated!) into the NGO sphere as Executive Officer of the National Parks Association.

At heart he is someone who still believes Ansell Adams and Peter Dombrovski are our most influential conservationists ever.

This presentation will weave together the story of the establishment of the Royal National Park with the richness that comes from a relatively intact catchment – a photographic journey with exquisite images from the headwaters of the Hacking River catchment, to the sea.

Sutherland Shire coastal ecosystems are beautiful, diverse, and amazingly complex.  Each element in these ecosystems plays a role.  

Gary’s talk will highlight the amazing biological diversity at our doorstep which exist as part of that ecosystem, and touch upon the benefits of a long protected catchment, and some of the threats even an iconic protected catchment such as this is now facing.  

The Basin, Royal National Park – Gary Dunnett

Seahare, The Basin, Royal National Park – Gary Dunnett

Each year Seaweek events aim to encourage an appreciation of the sea, marine and coastal environments.  The focus for this year’s Seaweek events is how the ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected. 

The motto of the National Parks Association is Protecting nature through community action. We hope this inspires.

Please register prior to the talk by using this link –  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GjX9rjBzRpKtWc7C8Y05YQ 

Free

The talk will be held online by zoom.

If you haven’t used zoom before, it’s pretty straightforward, and very easy to set up. Please see this link for instructions.

Southern Dumpling Squid, The Basin, Royal National Park – photo credit Gary Dunnett

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