Category Archives: Conservation

Radiata Plateau

Here is a good video on the campaign to keep Radiata Plateau at Katoomba in a wild state. It is from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society – Leave Radiata Plateau Wild from BMCSNSW on Vimeo.

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Radiata Plateau – Walk and Rally – 30 July 2017

My friend Wendy was going to attend the Blue Mountains Conservations Society’s rally to Keep Radiata Plateau Wild at Cahills Lookout at Katoomba on Sunday afternoon. I suggested a short walk on the Plateau would be a good idea before … Continue reading

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Conservation Courses at the WEA

Two conservation courses are available at the Workers Educational Association. These may interest readers. Here are pictures of the brochures –

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Tahmoor Gorge and the Mermaids Pool – 9 February 2017

I headed with David Hufton down to Tahmoor Gorge for some photography. It was cloudy earlier in the morning – nice conditions to photograph waterfalls and a gorge. But when we arrived most of the cloud had burnt off. We … Continue reading

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Save Barton Park – Urgent Action Needed!

There is at present a very alarming development proposal to relocate a private golf course to public land at Barton Park near Arncliffe. If it goes ahead this development will be very detrimental to important remnant wetland areas in the Cooks River … Continue reading

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Gardens of Stone In Focus – Photo Exhibition

I had the pleasure of attending the Gardens of Stone in Focus Photographic Exhibition yesterday. As well as being able to look at a great collection of photos of this very beautiful region there was a series of talks on different … Continue reading

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The Stead Memorial Walk

I recently heard about this worthwhile project being undertaken by David Stead, the grandson of two of the major early conservationists in NSW, David G Stead and Thistle Stead. David Stead, the grandson, intends to walk from Wirrimbirra Wildlife Sanctuary near … Continue reading

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The Big Baird Wolf Strikes Again – A Sad Day for Local Wildlife and Trees

Today – The 7th September is supposed to be “Threatened Species Day”. How sad then that it has been marked by the destruction of a local forest area, an area that was one of the few remaining remnants of critically endangered Cooks … Continue reading

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The Mermaids Pool at Tahmoor – 5 March 2016

I joined a group of friends for a trip along part of the Bargo River at Tahmoor down to the Mermaids Pool. It was a very hot day – well suited to swimming and the river was an ideal place … Continue reading

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Protest at Premier Baird’s Office – 3 March 2016

The third of March is World Wildlife Day and a protest was organised outside the office of the premier at Manly. I travelled over with Wendy on the Manly Ferry and we joined a large group of conservationists outside the … Continue reading

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