Climate Change Rally Sunday 29 November The Domain at 12.30pm

“The last weekend of November will see the biggest climate march the world has ever seen. In towns and cities across the globe, citizens will gather on the eve of the world leaders meeting in Paris for the United Nations climate summit, to demand real action on climate change.”
Join the Castlecrag Conservation Society in The Domain from 12.30pm – look out for our banner.

Climate Change Rally

The Climate Change Rally will be on Sunday November 29th beginning at 1.00pm with the meeting place in the City to still be communicated to everyone. This is an important rally that will support the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris from 30 November to 11 December.

The Conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.

By showing our support in Sydney to this process – we can join with many globally and make a difference.

Two groups are forming to support the rally from Castlecrag – Bushcarers and CCS Members and friends. You are invited to participate and network your support for this event.

Stop the 10/50 Chop

The 10/50 rule was passed in State Parliament in August last year. the most recent review of the legislation took into account more than 3,500 submissions from individuals and interested parties. After 10 months of consideration the thirty recommendations to come out of the review do little to wrest back control to council authorities.  – THE CRAG Newsletter Sept 2015

The Castlecrag Conservation Society will continue its campaign for tighter control of all mature tree felling.

During the campaign for changes to this environmentally damaging rule – Ally Selby produced a short film about the effects of the rule in Castlecrag which contains interviews of Mayor Gail Giles Gidney and the CCS President Mark Crew. It can be viewed by clicking on the link below;

To Clear or Not To Clear – Are people abusing the 10/50 rule?

The People’s Climate March 27-29 November in Sydney

Global action on Climate Change is happening. The Castlecrag Conservation Society will be attending the Sydney rally on 29 November and you are invited to join other members who will be marching with the CCS banner on the day. Climate Change is the leading conservation issue globally. People all over Earth will be rallying on the weekend of 27-29 November to support policy change and actions that are being driven from the United Nations down to governments in individual countries.

To support this initiative a door knock will be held in Castlecrag on November 14 by CCS members to raise awareness for Climate Change and encourage our community to attend the rally.

The People’s Climate March 2015

Mark Walters, Restoring Natural Areas

CCS Talk on Wednesday 23rd July 2014

At 8pm Marion Mahony Griffin Hall, Glenaeon School, Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag

Supper will follow Mark’s talk

Restoring Natural Areas – Soil Translocation and Native Vegetation Community Regeneration

Mark Walters is a Teacher-Ecologist at Ryde TAFE. He teaches CertIII, CertIV and Diploma of Conservation & Land Management.

Topsoil is an undervalued resource for conserving biodiversity. Often this valuable resource is wasted, treated as a contaminated waste or composted for landscaping soils. In this talk Mark will cover some aspects of topsoil translocation as a tool for rehabilitating degraded sites. Mark has carried out, or been a consultant to more than a dozen topsoil translocation projects over the last decade within the Sydney region and has undertaken university research into the topic.

 

Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus)

At our next meeting, Hayley Bates, a PhD candidate from the University of New South Wales will be presenting a talk on one of Australia’s most iconic climate change species, the Mountain Pygmy-possum (Burramys parvus).

When: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 8 pm
Where: Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag

Hayley has spent the last three years researching and monitoring Burramys populations across New South Wales. Her talk will cover topics including: a history of Burramys, current population status and threats, present research, recent field discoveries and an exciting new approach to conservation.

Have a read of her recent article in The Conversation

Everyone welcome – friends and neighbours included. Please join us for supper after Hayley’s presentation.

Comment on Castlehaven Reserve Draft Action Plan

Comments are being sought by Willoughby City Council for their proposed actions at Castlehaven Reserve. Castlehaven Reserve is a long and narrow foreshore Reserve that includes the heritage Haven Ampitheatre.

View the draft action plan Castlehaven Reserve Draft Reserve Action Plan

To comment go to Have your say at Willoughby City Council

Or you can navigate to it from Councils’ homepage by clicking on the ‘Have Your Say’ tab.

Comments are required by April 28, 2013

Trees: the ultimate green investment?

All welcome at our next meeting: Wednesday 27 March 2013

Beautiful Sydney Red Gums by the water of Middle Harbour

Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag at 8 pm

AGM & Election of Office Bearers

followed by

Trees: the ultimate green investment?

Lorraine Cairnes and Prof. Carrick Chambers

Lorraine and Carrick will lead a discussion on the environmental value of trees. How do you view trees? Trees line many of our streets; we also have bushland reserves bordering residences and streets. But are we losing the battle to save our trees ? With more and more big housing developments are we losing our tree cover? Do you agree that trees along with other native flora are essential not only for us but also all the other creatures that make up the ecosystem? Come along and add your voice to the discussion.

“Trees are nature’s air conditioners,” Dr Coutts said. “It does cost money to maintain the urban forest, but the benefits provided by trees like urban cooling, energy savings, and stormwater runoff help justify the investment in urban greening programs,” Julie Power, SMH March 9-10 3013

Everyone is welcome. Supper and further talk will follow.