Matt McClelland, Activities Coordinator, NPA
If you draw a circle around Sydney, half of it is native bushland. This is extraordinary, and a big surprise to many Sydneysiders. This proximity to such large areas of native bushland is true for many cities and large towns across NSW, making this state unique in Australia and internationally. There are many benefits and issues that come from having so many protracted areas in our backyards.
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Matt McClelland Activities Manager, National Parks Association of NSW
We can all agree that 2020 has just been, um, memorable, crazy, unprecedented, horrific, community building, community devastating and so much more.
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Sam Garrett-Jones, Executive Member, National Parks Association of NSW
The Activities Leaders’ Forum, held on Saturday, 29 Feb 2020 in Sutherland, was well attended attracting 22 members from five branches.
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After a summer of fire, floods and storms we are now dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The NPA is working to help protect and support our members through this time. Below you will find current guidance and new rules managing the NPA bushwalking program. These are dynamic and will be updated as the pandemic progresses and as government advice changes.
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The leader forum will be held at Club on East, East Parade, Sutherland, from 9.00 am – 12.30 pm on Saturday, 29 February 2020.
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Sam Garrett-Jones, Chair of Field Activities Committee
Bushwalking styles change: a current exhibition at the State Library of NSW features pioneers Myles Dunphy and Bert Gallop at Jenolan Caves in 1912 with their bulky swags … and rifles. A century on, what burdens do our bushwalking leaders carry, and how can we best support them?
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