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Our Fragile High Country

NOW CANCELLED
A free online talk hosted by National Parks Association South Sydney. Anthony Sharwood is the guest speaker, author of From Snow to Ash.

Anthony is a Walkley Award-winning journalist. From Snow to Ash documents his solo trek of the Australian Alps Walking Track, a beautiful, gruelling, and fragile mainland hiking trail.

Free

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

Gary Dunnett has spent 25 years working in national parks in Tasmania, the Commonwealth and NSW.
This free online talk weaves 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.

Free

Australia’s Native bees

If you are curious about Australian native bees, this free online zoom presentation hosted by National Parks Association Southern Sydney will be of interest. Dr Tim Heard is an expert entomologist and science communicator. He'll be discussing the beauty and diversity of Australia’s native bees, from solitary bees to stingless bees that can be kept in hives and produce honey. He will also outline what you can do to support bee habitat.

Free

Informal catch up drinks – Tradies Caringbah – 25 March

Tradies Caringbah 28-30 Banksia Road, Caringbah, NSW

If you're in the area we'd love to have your company! Please drop by, and catch up with others who care about the environment and where we live.
If you're keen to find out more about Sutherland Shire Environment Centre this will be a good opportunity.
We’ll be meeting at Tradies Caringbah in the Nor East Bistro. Tradies support some fantastic environmentally friendly initiatives. We're glad to support them.

Birding walk, Royal National Park

This walk is hosted by Friends of the Royal National Park, but numbers are limited. This may book out quickly. If they receive more than 12 registrations they might organise a second birdwalk.
The walk will go south along the iconic coast track, from Wattamolla, perhaps as far as Curracurrong (Eagle Rock) ….around 8km return. Extraordinary scenery and a terrific birding walk.

Free

The Koala Corridor film preview Sunday 16 May

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW

Sydney’s last Koala colony is being pushed to the brink by massive development and other human factors. Can it survive? Join us for this film preview about the movement of koalas from Campbelltown toward Sutherland Shire and the Royal National Park, and the obstacles koalas face on the way. Film makers Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and Gregory Miller will speak prior to the screening, about their work, and what is at stake.

Free

Towra Point Nature Reserve clean up

The Towra Point Nature Reserve clean up has now been rescheduled if anyone is keen and able to assist. From 18, 19 & 20 May. This is a restricted and protected area, not normally open to the public, and access is via boat only. Boat transport will be provided, and volunteers will need to meet at the Bonna Point Boat Ramp. All Volunteers will need to pre-register.

Free

Sutherland Shire Local Business Award – Sustainability Award 2021

Do you have a business in the Sutherland Shire that strives to operate sustainably? Which has incorporated practices into its everyday operations that neither deplete nor damage the environment with the goal of preserving and protecting our environment for future generations? Or do you know one that does?
You are invited to nominate a Sustainable Business for our 2021 Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards. Nominations close at 5pm, Wednesday, 14 July, 2021.

A walk among the Dead: Plants and history of Woronora cemetery

Zoom

Hosted by the National Parks Association Southern Sydney this presentation by Australian Plants Society member Ralph Cartwright will be a mixture of historical information, with images and information about some of the native and non-native plants found in this very accessible location. A lovely chance to discover more about Woronora Cemetery at Sutherland.

The Koala Corridor film preview Tuesday 1 June @ Bundeena

Bundeena Community and Services Club 69 Loftus Street, Bundeena, NSW

Sydney’s last Koala colony is being pushed to the brink by massive development and other human factors. Can it survive? Join us for this film preview about the movement of koalas from Campbelltown toward Sutherland Shire and the Royal National Park, and the obstacles koalas face on the way. Speakers at this preview screening include Gary Schoer from National Parks Association Southern Sydney, Inspector Scott Dellar, and film makers Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and Gregory Miller.

Free

Film screening – The Story of Plastic, & Sanctuary

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre 782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW

Join us at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre for a screening of two important films - the Story of Plastic and SANCTUARY - a celebration of World Ocean Day! THE STORY OF PLASTIC presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. SANCTUARY documents the importance of marine sanctuaries, how important they are to the community, the environment, and the people fighting to save them.

Free

Bill Ryan Activism Award

In honour of Bill Ryan who passed away in December 2019, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre has created an Activism Award in order to recognise peaceful environmental activism. Bill Ryan’s civility, spirit, and determination have been an inspiration to so many. His long history of engaging in non-violent, direct action was centred in his conviction that civil disobedience and the freedom to protest should be an essential feature of democratic society.

Plastic Free July Picnic with SO SHIRE – July 25

Cricket Pitch Park, Kurnell Cricket Pitch Park, Kurnell, NSW

Join us at Kurnell for a Plastic Free Picnic and community conversation around plastic-free solutions!
We will have an informal Q+A with the SO Shire team, including marine scientist and founder, Sarah-Jo Lobwein. We are organising raffle tickets in collaboration with local sustainable businesses too!
Bring your family, friends or colleagues along because together we can make a real difference in the fight to reduce single-use plastic and plastic pollution.

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