This month's feature photo, courtesy of Phillip:
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:
CHARITABLE GIVING OR TAKING:
The Commonwealth government has recently called for submissions as part of its inquiry into the administration of Environmental Organizations registered as charities for taxation purposes. The Commonwealth government has singled out environment groups for this inquiry even though they represent only one of 11 categories of tax deductible gift organizations.
The Society has forwarded a submission identifying the critically important role that peak environment groups (registered charities) have played historically in achieving the vision of the improved environmental legislative protections and ongoing environmental education programs which are now seen as mainstream by society. No amount of on ground activity only would have achieved these environmental benefits.
BIOSECURITY FOR NSW: How prepared are we in Sydney?
Animal and plant pests and diseases can arrive at any time from other parts of Australia or from across the globe. Spores carried on clothes can slip through quarantine barriers. Some organisms have the potential to destroy the much-loved Sydney bushland that local volunteers have spent many hours restoring.
Bush regenerators are critical as part of the front line in control of outbreaks in bushland. Early detection is the key. What should we do if something unexpected turns up?