OFF Photographic Competition

OFF photo competition theme is ‘The Natural World of Georges River Council Parks and Reserves’. The photos adjudged to be the best, will appear with full acknowledgement in the Oatley – Nature in the Suburbs 2018 Calendar.

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Holding Back the Concrete – Dorothy Luther

Trees and gardens are disappearing because they’re untidy & take too much work.
But some intrepid souls are fighting back –Dorothy Luther will talk to members about the small but determined army of bush carers, community groups & feral gardeners trying to stem the tide. They’re creating bush pockets, rain gardens, walking & cycle tracks that enable us to still keep in touch with nature & watch the antics of birds &

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Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands in Need of Upgrade

The efficiency of the Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands needs to be re-examined. Management Plans made in 2005 are outdated. The 2015-16 report card by Georges River Combined Councils revealed “a slight decline” in the ecological condition of the catchment over the previous

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Jibbon Head

OFF members and friends went on our annual “whale watching” walk to Jibbion Head. We saw more than 10 whales, some were breaching creating spectacular

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Guide to Trees of Georges River Council Area

Historically, the tree cover of Georges River has been the result of a complex interaction between soil types and topography. Guide by Alan Fairley author of Native Plants of the Sydney

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Greening Oatley West Rail Park

OFF is working towards making our urban spaces greener. On Sunday 28 May Matt Allison orgainsed a tree planting morning at the Oatley West Rail Park (next to the underpass). We put in over 300 shrubs, grasses and ground covers as well as two trees – a Sydney Iron Bark and a Turpentine.

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Tucoerah – Georges River Bushcare Volunteers Newsletter

Tucoerah – the quarterly newsletter of the Georges River Bushcare Volunteers (GRBV) will now be available on the OFF website under

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Cultivating Murder – Cost of Protecting Native Vegetation

Members and guests were treated to a premiere showing of the crowd-funded documentary film “Cultivating Murder” featuring the story behind the murder of OE&H compliance officer Glen Turner in

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Lime Kiln Bay Walk 20 May 2017

Lime Kiln Bay Walk back by popular demand. See attached poster for

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Street Tree Removal

Why have two 2 street trees have recently been removed in Oatley West? Tree canopy on both private and public property is very important in terms of the ecosystem services that trees provide in our urban

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