Environment, Water, Energy

FOMM: Woody Weeds Working Bee (18 October 2009)

Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) will host a working party to remove woody weeds that grow at the lower slope of Mount Majura. Come along, sign the activity sheet, enjoy a cuppa and give as little or as much time as you want

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Watson Woodlands Working Group Update – securing the Woodlands

The Watson Woodlands Working Group recently met with Environment Minister Simon Corbell to seek the Minister’s support to change land use in Horse Paddock 7 in Block 1, Section 86 to ‘Land Use ‘Hills, Ridges and Buffer’ to establish a secure and permanent environmental link between CNP,

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Proposal to nominate Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

This article is from the latest edition of the Walter Burley Griffin Society newsletter. It is a really big idea, which all right-minded Canberrans should could embrace. That is, to nominate Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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WIN News: Wildfire Welfare

On Tuesday 06 October 2009, WIN News ran a story confirming separate concerns held by the Friends of Grasslands (reported in the news story from the ABC) that proposed expansion of the Airport would have a detrimental effect on local endangered and threatened grasslands and fauna. In

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Invitation to comment: Canberra Airport – Environment Strategy 2010 Preliminary Draft

A preliminary version of the 2010 Canberra Airport Draft Environment Strategy has been prepared by Canberra Airport Pty Ltd. The commencement of the public consultation period was advertised in the Canberra Times and Chronicles on the 29 September 2009.

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FoMM: Spring Wildflower Walk (11 October 2009)

Celebrate the beginning of spring and see out winter. Explore the wildflowers in the Mount Majura nature reserve on this delightful walk with local botanist Michael Doherty. Please bring a gold coin donation for a list of the flora of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie or download

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ABC News: Airport expansion 'threatens grasslands'

ABC News is reporting that the expansion of Canberra International Airport may have a detrimental effect on threatened species and protected grasslands.

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Mountain Matters: Explaining Change in the Mount Majura Nature Reserve

For those of you who walk in Mount Majura Nature Reserve (MMNR), this information may be of interest. When next you walk past the Lower Hackett Reservoir, you will notice a new and unusual fenced area just behind the reservoir on the right hand side of the

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The Chronicle: Strong Support for Wetlands

The September 22 2009 edition of the Chronicle ran a story written by Elliot Woods reporting strong support for the Wetlands proposed for Banksia Street in O’Connor. More than 1000 inner city residents turned up to Banksia Street in O’Connor on Saturday September 22 2009 to back

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Federal Environment Minister rejects protection of threatened species on Australian Heritage Village site

The Federal Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, Peter Garrett AM MP has rejected a request from the Watson Community Association to protect remnant White Box, Yellow Box and Blakely’s Red Gum grassy woodlands on the Australian Heritage Village redevelopment site. The correspondence from the

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