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

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society

Walk report for Unexpected animal habitats and heritage landscapes -south western Sydney

Walk report for Unexpected animal habitats and heritage landscapes -south western Sydney

Sunday 28th March was a lovely sunny day after a long period of torrential rain across the Sydney basin. Sharyn Cullis led the walk and 18 enthusiastic people had a great day out. We visited a bushland reserve in Campbelltown that has a resident small population of Koalas, but unfortunately luck was not on our […]

Walks

Birds 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.

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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 beautiful healthy koala found last night in Engadine by Dayne and his girlfriend. 🐨
Thanks to his animal lover brother Jaye, for safely relocating him away from the road and into the near bush in Woronora Heights. 🐨 Video by Seona Mercer 🐨
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Georges River Environmental Alliance Save Sydney’s Koalas Mark Coure MP Save Mount Gilead Inc. Matt Kean MP
Sutherland Fire Control Centre
Save Our Koalas Action Group
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Save the Historic β€œGlenlee” and it’s Magnificent Trees..🌳 This is a 1 in 100 year opportunity for Georges River Council to save the last perfectly preserved piece of our heritage, heritage that is historically, culturally and environmentally significant to Lugarno and the greater community. It is the only piece of foreshore that would give the community an opportunity to picnic on the shores of the river like all other suburbs have the opportunity to, whilst watching wildlife such as the Eastern Osprey fish in Lime Kiln Bay and enjoying the history of both European and Aboriginal occupation in the one location. If you love a place where magnificent trees and wildlife such as swamp wallabies and echidnas and birdlife are rich and you want history preserved for our coming generations, please, pick up your pens, pick up your laptops and start writing to council and state government, let them know how important this is before it is gone forever. www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Contact-Us”
Mark Coure MP David Coleman – Member for Banks Georges River Trees Georges River Environmental Alliance Georges River Council Bushcare
(Beautiful view looking from the headland track in Oatley Park)
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OFF members and PlasticMan joined the Georges River Paddle Against Plastic 2021 at Lambeth Reserve, Picnic Point.
The event was supported by Georges Riverkeeper, City of Canterbury Bankstown and Ocean Crusaders. πŸ›Ά
The OFF crew cleaned a 300 hundred metre area along Deadmans Creek and the Georges River near Sandy Point.
Apart from dozens of drink bottles and the usual plastic and polystyrene, we found a car tyre (shipped to the shore by willing Army personnel passing by), masks, fishing line and a "Captain America" model which was in surprisingly good condition. πŸͺ£πŸ§ΉπŸ§΄πŸ§½
Over sixty volunteers succeeded in retrieving over 200kg worth of rubbish from the river, and the OFF "kayak crew" looks forward to the next event!

It was certainly a busy time for OFF members as we also ran a stall at the Oatley Lions Community Market Day this morning, where we sold native plants and provided information about the society and its activities to the public. 🌱🌳🌿
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OFF – Headland Track Sign Project
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OFF has recently completed a project to install signage on the Headland Track in Oatley Park after much work by members and Georges River Council staff.
This project was funded by Georges River Council’s Community Grants Program.
The signage consists of a major sign, (containing information and a map of the track) where the track begins in the Castle car park, and eight numbered posts indicating points of interest along the way.
Each sign and post includes a QR (Quick Response) code which can be read by mobile phone to access a guide on OFF’s website.
A paper brochure has also been produced and will be available at the Oatley Lions Market Day tomorrow Saturday (17 April).
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Today OFF partnered with Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Georges River Council, to plant 150 trees in 3 local reserves as part of the Creating Canopies Project. 🌳🐦🌱
We planted tubestock (with the assistance of Mark Coure MP) at Peakhurst Park and Henry Lawson Drive Reserve, and also did some in-fill planting in the nearby Pearce Avenue Reserve. πŸŒ±πŸ¦‰πŸŒ³
These plantings will help create pockets of shade at our local parks in addition to improving habitat in the landscape. 🐸
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www.facebook.com/639852239501555/posts/2049744315179000/Fire and Rescue NSW will take advantage of favourable weather conditions to undertake important hazard reduction operations at Oatley Park tomorrow.

Oatley Park will be closed tomorrow from 8.00am – 5.00pm.
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