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October 2019

Documentary “Gardens of Stone – A Living Landscape”

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stapletone Avenue Community Centre, Stapleton Avenue
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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Destination Pagoda is a new tourism visitor strategy - for a beautiful, still unprotected region north of Lithgow. As part of the campaign to protect the Gardens of Stone, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre in partnership with the Gardens of Stone Alliance is screening the documentary Gardens of Stone A Living Landscape, by renowned director Tom Zubrycki. For more information see - https://www.gardensofstone.org.au/ Lithgow Environment Group Inc.Blue Mountains Conservation SocietyColong Foundation for Wilderness

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Gymea Village Fair

October 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gymea, Gymea Bay Rd
Gymea, NSW 2227 Australia
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Sutherland Shire Environment Centre, along with SO SHIRE and National Parks Association Southern Sydney Branch will be having a stall at Gymea Village Fair this coming Sunday 27 October. We have almost 6000 signatures on the petition to stop the threat to our drinking water from longwall coal mining under Woronora dam, and are coming ever closer to our goal of 10,000. It should be a great day at the Gymea Fair - please look out for our banner, come along and say hi,…

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November 2019

Yarra Bay Beach Clean Community Day

November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Yarra Bay, Bicentennial Park
Yarra Bay, NSW 2036 Australia
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Please join us this Sunday 3rd November at Yarra Bay for a very special beach clean up and community day. Communities that share responsibility for Botany Bay are coming together to create awareness of plastic pollution and to save Yarra Bay and Botany Bay from a cruise ship terminal. We share the beautiful Botany Bay and this special day is hosted by the protectourone SO SHIRE and Save the Bay Coalition (Save Yarra Bay Coalition). Meet at Bicentennial Park for 10am start with a…

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Free Talk: Sir Joseph Banks – his life and legacy

November 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sutherland Multi-Purpose Centre, 123 Flora St
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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The Southern Sydney branch of the @National Parks Association is hosting a free talk by Rhonda Daniels from the The Australian Plants Society - NSW on the life and legacy of Sir Joseph Banks. Banks collected many plant specimens in 1770 on Captain Cook’s Endeavour voyage, followed by a long life supporting scientific discovery. He is remembered in the Banksia genus and many place names including Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve at Kareela.

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December 2019

Seaside Scavenge!

December 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dunningham Park, Cronulla Beach, Dunningham Park
Cronulla, NSW 2230 Australia
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Hosted by Seaside Scavenge and SO Shire, Seaside Scavenge is thanks to the Sydney Water#beatthebottle campaign - an awesome beach clean and clothes swap event in Cronulla! Seaside Scavenge is a litter clean-up where your trash, once sorted, becomes the currency in our pop-up, pre-loved market to purchase the funkiest of threads, books, toys and more that have been donated by the local community! Do you like chilling out on the beach? Listening to live music? Drinking clean water? Learning…

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Sea Week Boat Harbour Ocean Outfall clean up

December 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Boat Harbour Sand Dunes, Kurnell Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia Boat Harbour, nsw Australia + Google Map

SO SHIRE Tangaroa Blue Boat Harbour Ocean Outfall clean Up for SEAWEEK - Tuesday 12 December, 11.30 - 1.30pm. Collect marine debris beach and submit data on the Tangaroa Blue AMDI and as part of the Clean Ocean Foundation and AUSMAP survey of ocean outfalls, including small micro plastic sieving. This data is instrumental in building a case for better wastewater treatment and lobbying our government to phase out single-use plastics. Single day entry for cars is $30 per car, or $160…

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Shire Ride : Sutherland to Cronulla – cancelled

December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Sutherland Post Office, Flora Street
Sutherland, New South Wales 2232 Australia
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Put on the reindeer horns and decorate your bike for our Christmas ride : the iconic Sutherland to Cronulla. In the absence of a dedicated shared path through our beautiful Shire we will use whatever cycleways and quiet streets we can find. We will head down via council cycleways through Sylvania Waters and around Woolooware Bay. At Cronulla we will eat and be merry, then either hop on a train if you want or ride back to Sutherland along what…

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February 2020

Menai Wildflower Group

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Illawong Rural Fire Brigade, Old Illawarra Road
Illawong, NSW 2234 Australia
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Features Ruby Paroissein from University of NSW Speaking about her paper on Actinotus forsythii, the beautiful, rarely seen pink flannel flower. Plant sales, Open garden. Supper. Raffle. Lucky Door prize.

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Sutherland Climate Action network workshop – protect our water – Narrabri coal-seam gas fracking info session

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CLUB on EAST, 7 East Parade
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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. . The NSW State government’s recent deal with the Federal coalition to promote renewables has come with a dangerous sting in the tail – coal seam gas mining – with damage to groundwater that farmers rely on to survive: 900 wells will be drilled if the Santos Narrabri Gas project goes ahead.The Narrabri Gas operation threatens the Great Artesian Basin, and the operation itself will use a huge amount of water - 37.5 GL litres. Santos themselves predict a…

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Follow the Sun

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sutherland Multi-Purpose Centre, 123 Flora St
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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The National Parks Association are hosting a talk by Bill and Julie Lawler: Follow the Sun - an extreme grey nomad global adventure! Bill and Julie Lawler are spending six continuous northern and southern hemisphere summers in a row travelling by vehicle following the sun.Hear about their experience of travelling 543 days in a camper across five continents, 51 countries and over 130,000 kilometres. All welcome. For more information contact: ssydney@npansw.org.au The National Parks Association offers members over 1000 free…

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