‘Ashes 2 Green’ is a free 4-day project bringing together young people from across the Nambucca Valley who have been affected by the 2019 bushfires. We know how important it is that youth have a chance to come together to share their experiences of the fires to heal and build resilience. This is also an opportunity for young people to have a voice about our changing landscape and planet due to climate change.
There will be opportunities to connect with other young people in your area who have been through similar hard times, to share stories, experiences and food together, to have fun and laugh, to slow down and relax in nature, to find hope again amongst the ashes.
If I was ever asked what is the greatest miracle that I have witnessed in my life, the answer would be the post-fire regeneration in Crowdy Bay NP. Earlier in the year I wrote an article for the journal describing the sickening devastation, the deathly silence and lack of life in the park, 84% of which was burnt last November including the most precious patches of littoral rainforest.
You are invited to connect with NPA members and friends in a stimulating evening of conservation talks that celebrate our natural world and inspire new ways to experience our country.
This will be the second Conservation Conversations event hosted by Sydney Region Branch of NPA.
We have invited a panel of experts to share their understanding and experience of our oceans, bushland and Sydney national parks. We would be delighted to have you joins us for these talks and follow on drinks, nibbles and discussion. Bring along your friends, connect with old friends and make new friends as we learn from the experts and each other.
Dunbogan Bushcare coordinator and NPA member Sue Baker is appealing to residents across the North Coast to help our wildlife through the drought.
‘Everything from insects to large mammals is being affected. Doing it really tough are species that feed on nectar, fruit and seeds (birds, possums, gliders, bats) due to the failure of many trees and shrubs to flower; tree death and now bushfire,’ she said. ‘Bats are even feeding in the daytime and birds species turning up in areas they’re rarely seen in.
Mike Dodkin & Sue Baker, Mid North Coast Branch, National Parks Association of NSW
In May of this year the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and NPA Mid North Coast Branch celebrated forty years of habitat restoration, focusing particularly on Bitou bush removal in Crowdy Bay National Park, north of Taree, making this Australia’s longest-running Bitou eradication project.
NPA held its June State Council meeting at Laurieton, hosted by the Mid North Coast Branch. On the Sunday members participated in various tours of the region. The photos below taken by NPA Executive Officer, Gary Dunnett. The first place we visited was the site of a recent logging operation in Lorne State Forest. This was followed by a tour of a former Flora Reserve which is now incorporated into the adjacent Bago Bluff National Park.