This NPA webinar series explores how our members and supporters connect with nature. We all have our own ways of forging such connections, whether by bushwalking, snorkelling, research, citizen science, bush regeneration, photography or becoming involved in conservation advocacy. There’s never been a better time to hear about other’s experiences and you might just find a thing or two to add to your post-pandemic bucket list.
All of the webinars will be on Zoom. Participants will be able to ask questions of the presenters. The webinars will be recorded and can be watched later if you miss the live session. Registration is essential to access the live session.
The art of writing government submissions and proposals — to help NSW meet the 30×30 target
Wednesday 21 September
Presented by Jemilah Hallinan, EDO Advocacy is key to NSW meeting the 30×30 goal. To achieve this momentous task, we need to train up an army of citizens who are skilled at writing Protected Area-related submissions and proposals. For example, you may have a proposal in mind to transition an area of crown land into the National Reserve System. Or, you may wish to contribute to a submission to the government’s soon-to-be-announced Stage 2 of the consultation period on the regulations for five of NSW’s mainland marine parks. Presently, less than 7% of our coastline is protected as full no-take marine sanctuary — so NSW has a long way to go in terms of reaching the 30% sanctuary target by 2030 for the ocean. The more unique, well crafted submissions the government receives on this issue in favour of the 30×30 target, the greater chance we have as a community of convincing the government to meet this target. This webinar will be broken up into the two sections — part 1, proposal writing, followed by part 2 submission writing. It will share the key ingredients required for successful proposal and submission writing.