Welcome to the Ryde - Hunter's Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society.
The Society has been active in local conservation issues since 1966 and is well networked with the broader conservation movement across NSW.
The Society's Constitution states its Aims and Objectives as:
a. The education of the members and the community, particularly in the local area, in nature conservation and protection of the environment;
b. To promote ecologically sustainable land use and development;
c. To promote nature conservation including an adequate system of national parks, wilderness areas, nature reserves, wildlife refuges and corridors and urban bushland reserves; adequate protection measures for native wildlife;
d. Achieving satisfactory measures to safeguard the environment from all forms of pollution to ensure clean air, clean water and a healthy environment;
e. To work for the permanent retention and conservation of all natural areas in the local district and an increase in the area set aside for nature conservation and
f. To undertake the management of the Field of Mars Reserve with Ryde City Council as a major conservation project
We have a regular newsletter Wallumetta which is issued six times a year which attempts to update members on both local environmental issues and issues of wider impact. Our volunteer members keep the Visitors Centre open each weekend. Please contact us if you have concerns about threats to our local natural areas and the precious native fauna which depend on our sensitive bushland areas and waterways.
The Society organizes regular events at the Field of Mars throughout the year. Generally these are on the first Saturday of the month though this may vary due to speaker availability.
A Sustainable Energy Future for Australia:
a talk by Dr Mark Diesendorf
Saturday 1st March 2014, 3 pm
Venue: Field of Mars Environmental Education Centre, Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge, East Ryde.
Main entrance from Pittwater Road, opposite Buffalo Creek Reserve. Parking on Pittwater Road entrance. Adjoining streets in Gladesvile, such as Kennedy St, Monash and Westminster Rds provide pedestrian access from the 506 bus route and some parking. If mobility is difficult please contact us beforehand.
In our first talk for 2014, Dr Mark Diesendorf returns to discuss his new book "Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change".
The publishers describe Dr Dieseldorf's new book as a "call to action on climate change, filled with clear and detailed information on the strategies we need to adopt to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. Unlike other books on the subject, it brings together both the technology and policy issues to provide a truly interdisciplinary approach."
"Mark Diesendorf provides a guide to our future energy options, outlining the enormous recent changes in the energy sector in Australia and internationally. Diesendorf argues that we now have the technologies needed to transform our fossil-fuel based energy systems into an ecologically sustainable one, based on the efficient use of renewable energy. All we need is the political will to do so."
Afernoon tea to ftollow at the nearby Visitor Centre - small donation appreciated.
For information, please contact Alfred (9879 6067) or firstname.lastname@example.org