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Conservation, Protection, Education and Bushwalking ACT for over 50 years

 

 

 

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The year 2010 was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Parks Association of the ACT.  Back in 1960 the NPA ACT was established with the prime objective of establishing a National Park for the National Capital.  24 years later, in 1984, this goal was achieved when Namadgi National Park was proclaimed.  Today, the Association works to promote national parks, their good management, and the protection of our fauna and flora, scenery, natural features and cultural heritage. We do this by lobbying, education and by hands-on work parties.  Our outdoor activities include field trips, work parties, day bushwalks, longer packwalks, snow-shoe walks, kayaking and car camps. These enable members to better appreciate and enjoy the natural phenomena and cultural heritage.  Our quarterly full-colour Bulletin is packed with interesting articles about the environment, related issues and members' experiences in the bush.  NPA also publish a good range of expert-edited field guides. At our monthly general meetings, which bring members together to talk with the committee informally and over supper, guest speakers address a wide range of topics. We also send out a monthly eNewsletter. Please join us.

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Our beautiful new Field Guide to Butterflies of the ACT written by local experts Dr Suzi Bond, Steve Holliday and John Stein is now available in most ACT Bookshops RRP $30, members through NPA Office $25. Order online here

Forum 21 - 22 July 2017 Bushfire Management - Balancing The Risks. Read More here.


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Two 6-Day Pack Walks - Central Highlands of Tasmania
Visiting the wildest and least damaged parts on the western edge of the Central Plateau, with glacial lakes and alpine heath-land.
Starts: 14-Feb-2017
Ends: 28-Feb-2017
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Forum - "What is the Ginninderra Falls All About?"
A Forum on the proposed Ginninderra Falls National Park.
Date: 28-Feb-2017
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Saturday Day Walk - Square Rock
A short morning walk, through subalpine forest high in the hills to avoid the heat.
Date: 04-Mar-2017
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Latest News

Biosecurity Alert - Ox-Eye Daisy
A highly invasive weed of intact native vegetation and pasture has been detected.
[ 23-Jan-2017 ]
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Field Guide to the Butterflies of the ACT
Dr Suzi Bond, with Steve Holliday and John Stein have compiled a most attractive guide to all 87 butterflies known to visit the ACT.
[ 15-Dec-2016 ]
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Koalas 'under siege' from policy changes set to destroy habitat, report finds
New South Wales government is failing to protect koalas by allowing further land clearing, logging and habitat destruction, National Parks Association says.
[ 07-Nov-2016 ]
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