Start this trip with a visit to Chowder Head where Kate Eccles – President of The Mosman Parks and Bushland Association – will talk about the famous Bradley sisters who developed the “Bradley Method” of bush regeneration, a minimal disturbance method of assisted natural bush regeneration, and the role they played in a community action to save what is now part of Sydney Harbour National Park from being bulldozed for an unnecessary road extension.
You will then head to Lane Cove Bushland Park – home to important plant communities and threatened species – that was saved by a community campaign to stop an expansion to the Lane Cover Golf Course. Morning tea will be served here.
Lunch will take place at the Coal Loader Sustainability Centre where you will also learn about Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, as well as the history of what was once a working harbour.
Hunters Hill is the final stop where you will meet the Friends of Kelly’s Bush and learn more about the famous Battle for Kelly’s Bush, which resulted in the first Green Ban in the world.
This field trip includes:
Catering: Morning tea will be supplied by a local First Nations caterer at Lane Cove Golf Course and lunch will be hosted by the Coal Loader café in North Sydney.
Transport: The coach will depart from the International Convention Centre at 7.30am and will take approximately 30 minutes to get to Stop 1 at Chowder Head. The same coach will take you to all other stops, returning to the International Convention Centre by 4.30pm where you are welcome to join other conference delegates at the complementary Welcome Drinks.