Working to protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment locally and globally.

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society

Plants of Oatley Park

Headland Track

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna;
  • To act to protect and foster an interest in the natural environment, particularly at the local level;
  • To foster an understanding of the need to conserve the natural environment and resources; and
  • To cooperate with other groups to achieve these objectives at local, state, national and international level.

Become a Society Member and Get Involved!

Members get access to monthly walks and regular evening talks on a range of fascinating topics. Our family memberships cost $25.00.

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A new threat to our Foreshore Scenic Protection Area (FSPA). Webinar at 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 3rd August): Many OFF members made written submissions and/or spoke at the Local Planning Panel hearing in June last year, concerned that Georges River Council sought to remove 2381 properties from the FSPA. Since then council has obtained a consultant’s report which recommends that properties which cannot be seen from the river do not qualify for inclusion in the FSPA. The report will be used to inform changes to the LEP and DCP, which, if implemented may result in increased development in the form of up to 750 duplexes and a rezoning of the Oatley West shopping centre to high rise.Council is holding a webinar tomorrow night at 6pm on the Foreshore Scenic Character Study and also on its Biodiversity Study. You can register at us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I9zyCmEOS_afmNfwH6waQA?_x_zm_rtaid=erLFsbS6TKCyJm64RaazsA.162… Georges River Trees Mark Coure MP David Coleman – Member for Banks Georges River Environmental Alliance Georges River Council See MoreSee Less

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🌳 Today is National Tree Day! 🌳 Trees provide food and homes for our wildlife, enhance our parks, streets and gardens, clean the air, lower the temperature, increase property values and they even improve our mental health.πŸŒΏπŸ¦‡πŸΈπŸ¦πŸ¦‰πŸ›πŸžπŸ¨πŸπŸ¦‹πŸŒπŸ¦—πŸœπŸŒ±We are fortunate to have thousands of beautiful specimens in this area! See MoreSee Less

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Australia is home of few beautiful Pink Lakes in the world and Hutt Lagoon, near town of Gregory, is one of the iconic lakes in Western Australia. The lake is almost an hour drive from Geraldton, or at half an hour drive from Kalbarri.A water area separated from sea by a sand bar is called lagoon. The name Hutt was given to the lake by it’s discoverer George Grey in 1830’s after a British political William Hutt. Hence, the name Hutt Lagoon, also know as Pink Lake.The pink color of the lake is due to a reddish organic pigment produced by the algae in saline water. This pigment is also a source of Ξ²-carotene (if you are in habit of reading ingredients of packed food due to dietary requirements, you would have noticed Ξ²-carotene food coloring agent and a good source of Vitamin A).Hutt Lagoon is almost 14km in length and 2.3km in width, and contains the world’s largest microalgae production plant. See MoreSee Less

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πŸŒ±πŸ¦‚πŸŒ±πŸͺ±πŸŒ±πŸ™πŸŒ±πŸΈπŸŒ±πŸŸπŸŒ±πŸ’🌱Did you know that mangroves are one of Australia’s superpowers when it comes to fighting climate change? πŸ’₯ Carbon β€œsinks”, such as forests or the ocean, play a crucial role in absorbing atmospheric CO2 and reducing the damages caused by climate change. Mangroves, tidal saltmarsh and seagrasses store large quantities of blue carbon in both the plants and the sediment below. In fact, these coastal ecosystems sequester and store carbon at higher rates than forests per unit area.According to a recent article, Australia contributes blue-carbon net β€œwealth” to the rest of the world. For example, the coast of Australia – which contains about a quarter of the global salt marsh area, and 13% and 7% of global seagrass and mangroves areas, respectively – has the largest coastal blue-carbon sequestration potential (10.6m tonnes of carbon per year). This equates to a wealth contribution of US$25.0bn. Read more…https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-mapping-blue-carbon-wealth-around-the-world See MoreSee Less

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