Sweet-scented Wattle

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Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Boronia

Bush Stone Curlew

Drosera spatulata

Pittwater Mist

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Eastern Water Dragon

Fungi

Powerful Owl Family

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Tongue Orchid

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Beetle

Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh

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Darwinia

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Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh

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Sydney Red Gum

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NSW Christmas Bush

 

Latest News

Latest News

Thursday November 7th, 2019

Bees polinating lemon flowers. The tiny black ones are natives probably the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria, next to a Honeybee. ... See MoreSee Less

Bees polinating lemon flowers. The tiny black ones are natives probably the stingless bee Tetragonula carbonaria, next to a Honeybee.

Friday November 1st, 2019

We'll be at Avalon Market Day on Sunday November 17, in Dunbar Park Avalon. Find out what we've been up to. Our display of weeds and weed information is unique to PNHA - we're there to help you! Our range of $2.00 cards with flora, fauna and local scenery is bigger than ever, great for Christmas. Photos from last year below - weed chat, and cards. ... See MoreSee Less

Well be at Avalon Market Day on Sunday November 17, in Dunbar Park Avalon. Find out what weve been up to. Our display of weeds and weed information is unique to PNHA - were there to help you! Our range of  $2.00 cards with flora, fauna and local scenery is bigger than ever, great for Christmas. Photos from  last year below - weed chat, and cards.Image attachment

Sunday October 13th, 2019

It's no accident that Mona Vale and Warriewood are backed by the escarpment's bushland of Ingleside Chase Reserve. PNHA had a major role in ensuring that two large privately owned areas were not subdivided and developed. Read how this was done:
www.pittwateronlinenews.com/history.php Image:South arm Mullet Creek, now part of the Reserve.
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Its no accident that Mona Vale and Warriewood are backed by the escarpments bushland of Ingleside Chase Reserve. PNHA had a major role in ensuring that two large privately owned areas were not subdivided and developed. Read how this was done: 
http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/history.php        Image:South arm Mullet Creek, now part of the Reserve.

Monday September 23rd, 2019

Littoral Rainforest Saved at 62 Hillside Rd Newport.
Join us this Sunday September 29 9 - 11.30am to celebrate saving this land from development.
We'll drink a toast to the land at 9am, then if you wish you can join the brand new bushcare group to make a start on the weeds. If you plan to do this, please wear long pants and sleeves and sturdy shoes, BYO gloves. Tools, plant identification and morning tea provided by Northern Beaches Council.
Parking will be difficult, so please park down the road and walk up. Carsharing a good idea. Our cover picture above is a treefern on this land.
Watch out for Grey Fantail (Rod Warnock), a relative of the Willie Wagtail, hunting flying insects, and Superb Wren (Neil Fifer) chasing insects in the undergrowth.
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Littoral Rainforest Saved at 62 Hillside Rd Newport. 
Join us this Sunday September 29 9 - 11.30am to celebrate saving this land from development.
Well drink a toast to the land at 9am, then if you wish you can join the brand new bushcare group to make a start on the weeds. If you plan to do this, please wear long pants and sleeves and sturdy shoes, BYO gloves. Tools, plant identification and morning tea provided by Northern Beaches Council.
Parking will be difficult, so please park down the road and walk up. Carsharing a good idea. Our cover picture above is a treefern on this land.
Watch out for Grey Fantail (Rod Warnock), a relative of the Willie Wagtail, hunting flying insects, and Superb Wren (Neil Fifer) chasing insects in the undergrowth.Image attachment

Monday August 26th, 2019

GREAT NEWS! Newport Littoral Rainforest saved!
Puchased by Department of Planning and NB Council:

Friday August 23 Media Release:
LITTORAL RAINFOREST SECURED AS PUBLIC OPEN
SPACE
More than 10,000 square metres of Littoral rainforest near Newport will be preserved as public open space thanks to a $4.6 million joint investment by the NSW Government
and Northern Beaches Council.
Member for Pittwater and Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the acquisition will ensure the pristine ecological area is preserved for the next generation.
“Our government is committed to ensuring the people of NSW have access to great public open space,” Mr Stokes said.
“Protecting the environment is a huge priority for the Northern Beaches community,so I am delighted we have been able to preserve endangered rainforest, while protecting an important wildlife corridor and increasing green space in the Sydney
basin.”
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the purchase was a huge win for the local community.
“Despite its high environmental value, this land on Hillside Road had been slated for sub-division and significant development, so it’s great we’ve been able to partner with
the State government to save it and bring it into public hands,” Mayor Regan said.
“I’d like to thank the many community groups and individuals who fought to have this critical land saved and ensure this incredible outcome became a reality.”
The purchase, co-funded with Northern Beaches Council through the Greater Sydney Open Space Program, demonstrates the NSW Government’s priority to secure and
improve green space across the State.
The site will now be transferred to Northern Beaches Council for ongoing care
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I am thrilled about this! We went to the Council meeting where the issue was raised and I know a lot of work was done by many to ensure this great outcome 👏

Fantastic news - well done Newport !

Great news! Thanks for all the hard work.

Great news indeed!

Great news Dan!! Thanks for all of your hard work!!!

This is a massive relief. I think I'd seriously have had to move away if they'd brought the tree loppers in. A big thanks to the thousands of people who signed and shared the online petition. 🙏

This is such great news!! Well done everyone involved for championing this cause.

Great news!!! Thank you.

Excellent work. Well done!

Fantastic news!!

Thank you to all who fought for this, it is a treasure wonderful News

Fantastic news.

Good to hear - every little bit helps - keep it going ......👍

Great news

Great news

Fantastic outcome 👍

So pleased to read this!!!

What wonderful news. Congratulations to all that worked so hard to achieve this

Great news!

Great news!

Fabulous result- well done everyone!

Well done and congratulations to all involved.

Wonderful news

Wonderful news

Wonderful outcome 🙏 Pity the beautiful native trees at Dee Why couldn’t be saved 😓

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About PNHA

About PNHA

With urbanisation, there are continuing pressures that threaten the beautiful natural environment of Pittwater. Some impacts are immediate and apparent, others are more gradual and less obvious.


The Pittwater Natural Heritage Association has been formed to act to protect and preserve the Pittwater areas major and most valuable asset - its natural heritage.


PNHA is an incorporated association seeking broad based community membership and support to enable it to have an effective and authoritative voice speaking out for the preservation of Pittwater's natural heritage.


PNHA is an incorporated association seeking broad based community membership and support to enable it to have an effective and authoritative voice speaking out for the preservation of Pittwater's natural heritage. It is a member of the Pittwater Community Alliance. Please contact us for further information.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to benefit Pittwater's natural environment go to the Pittwater Environmental Foundation.

Our Aims

  • To raise public awareness of the conservation value of the natural heritage of the Pittwater area: its landforms, watercourses, soils and local native vegetation and fauna.
  • To raise public awareness of the threats to the long-term sustainability of Pittwater's natural heritage.
  • To foster individual and community responsibility for caring for this natural heritage.
  • To encourage Pittwater Council and the NSW Government to adopt and implement policies and works which will conserve, sustain and enhance the natural heritage of Pittwater.

Our Charter

Pittwater Natural Heritage Association seeks to raise awareness and provide information and advice to our members on issues such as:

Native Tree Canopy

Identification of trees local to your particular area. What to plant to replace dead or dying trees, and how to care for trees. The characteristic form of the native tree canopy is a major contributor to Pittwater's sense of place.

"Bush Friendly" Gardens

Selecting plants for your garden that will live in harmony with nearby bushland and provide habitat for native animals and birds.

Building and Landscaping

Promoting practices which preserve and protect the visual qualities of the landform, preserve soil stability and prevent erosion of steep slopes and siltation of waterways.

Weed Infestation

Information on noxious and environmental weeds, weed identification and methods of control and eradication.

Living with Wildlife

Maintaining habitat and wildlife corridors for our rich and diverse native fauna. Understanding the impacts of introduced birds and animals and uncontrolled domestic pets.

Keeping our Waterways Healthy

Using and enjoying our waterways and estuaries whilst maintaining appropriate water quality and habitat for aquatic creatures. Caring for the streams, wetlands, saltmarsh and mangrove systems that are an integral part of our waterways.

Rock Platforms, Beaches and Dunes

Protecting and preserving the plant and animal communities on rock platforms. Restoration and regeneration of dune systems and maintenance of their stability.

Act to Preserve and Protect!

If you would like to join us, please fill out the Membership Application Form. Alternatively if you would like to contact us for information on any of our projects, our details are:

Email: pnhainfo@gmail.com

Postal Address
PO Box 187
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

President
Marita Macrae

Other Environmental Organisations

STEP Inc.  
STEP is a community-based environmental organisation with over 400 members from Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and surrounding suburbs. Their primary aim is to work for the conservation of bushland in northern Sydney.

 

Australian Plants Society NSW
The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd is made up of members from all walks of life who have a passion to learn about, share, grow and conserve Australian native plants and their habitats. 

 

Northern Beaches Council - Environment
Safeguarding the Northern Beaches unique living environment. 

 

Birdlife Australia
BirdLife Australia is dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.

 

Sydney Nature
Find out about the huge variety of native plants and animals across Sydney, the benefits they provide and how you can support native plants and animals in your local area.

 

Sydney Wildlife
As well as caring for sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, Sydney Wildlife is also involved in educating the community about native wildlife and its habitat.

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