Blue Track Near ANSTO

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe weather was kind to the 33 early morning risers who participated in this combined OFF and Menai Wildflower Group Field trip. The walk was along the Blue Track adjacent to the ANSTO restricted zone

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More sewer overflows at Dairy Creek

A total of 8 spills so far this year (6 from the North Georges River Submain) and 26 spills since March 2012.  Notwithstanding the rain in March and over the last three days, the last 12 months have been unusually dry, and in theory we

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The Economics of Mining

On Monday 11 August OFF members attended a seminar on debunking myths on the economics of

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Fractured Country: An Unconventional Invasion

This morning, mining affected communities and their supporters from the Sydney area walked into the headquarters of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to submit a log of claims outlining the outrageous abuses of process and public trust in which the Department has engaged

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Oatley Park from an Aboriginal Perspective Documentary

Oatley Park from an Aboriginal Perspective“Oatley Park from an Aboriginal Perspective” is a 44 minute documentary about a story told by an Aboriginal man David

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Native Plants of Hassans Walls Lithgow

Book CoverThe society would like to promote the book launch of  “Native Plants of Hassans Walls Reserve Lithgow ”

The book features 390 wildflowers, orchids, grasses, rushes, sedges, eucalyptus, ferns, liverworts and mosses.

The launch will be in Lithgow

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10345927_1461575720762735_6943435251066277281_n28thJune In the 1830s Robert Hoddle, assistant surveyor under Surveyor General John Oxley, was charged with finding a route from the Southern Highlands to Kiama so that agricultural produce could be shipped to Sydney. The walking track



Along the track to Point Baily IMG_7841 On 31May fourteen (including three new members) turned up to see migrating humpback whales and enjoy the coastal heathland. The observation platform at Cape Solander was still under renovation although

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Dairy Creek Rubbish Audit

The audit conducted was inspired by the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine

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Studying the Platypus

Dr Tom Grant of UNSW spoke on this subject at the April 28th meeting, a research interest in which he has been involved for 40

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