Drosera spatulata


Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh



Eastern Water Dragon

Sydney Red Gum


Sweet-scented Wattle



NSW Christmas Bush

Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh


Powerful Owl Family


Pittwater Mist


Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh


Bush Stone Curlew

Tongue Orchid


Latest News

Latest News

4 days ago

Good News! Katandra Bushland Sanctuary is now open each Sunday in October, 10-4pm. It's at Ingleside, off Lane Cove Rd. Entry by donation. Covid health rules apply. ... See more

5 days ago

Wondering about doing the Aussie Backyard Bird Count? Listen to this episode of The Coast, where Wendy Frew interviews Birdlife Australia's Dr Holly Parsons about how the Aussie Backyard Bird Count ... See more

6 days ago

Bottlebrush Time! This is our very own local coastal Callistemon rigidus. Stiff leaves, bold, angular growth.

6 days ago

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count happens during next week October 18-24. The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a ... See more

1 week ago

Life in the Treetops. Canopy trees are such a feature of our Pittwater area. Find out what's going on there with Wendy Frew's latest episode of The Coast. Click ... See more

2 weeks ago

Dark Sky Place at Gov Philip Park. Very pleased to see sensible view prevailed at NBC Council meeting this week. Thanks Councillors for your support. We look forward to some interesting events ... See more

2 weeks ago

Male mozzies are not after your blood. Did you know you're serving as a pick-up joint for mozzie romance?

3 weeks ago

Information about the effects of light at night on wildlife:

3 weeks ago

Urban Night Sky Park at Palm Beach: agreed by Northern Beaches Council August 24, then rescinded for no credible reason. PNHA hoped that the establishment of the UNSP would not only encourage an ... See more

4 weeks ago

No, not False sarsparilla but Love Creeper, Comesperma volubile, beside the track over south Bilgola headland to Newport and flowering now, September 20. Be quick to see it, on the western side of ... See more


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.

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

Marita Macrae

Other Environmental Organisations

STEP Inc.  
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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
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