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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 reputable ACT Bookshops RRP $30, members through NPA Office $25.


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January Pack Walk - Ettrema Gorge 3–4 day
January Pack Walk - Ettrema Gorge
Starts: 14-Jan-2017
Ends: 18-Jan-2017
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Thursday "Soft Landing" Recycle Tour
Join the tour at Mugga Lane followed by morning tea and questions.
Date: 02-Feb-2017
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Canoe and Walk - Talbingo Paddle and Walk
Paddle from “Sue City” (O’Hares Rest Area) 4 km to the campsite on Talbingo Reservoir.
Starts: 04-Feb-2017
Ends: 05-Feb-2017
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Latest News

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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EDO gets a lifeline from ACT Government
Funding for the ACT Environmental Defenders Office will be met by the ACT Government for the next 2 years.
[ 31-Oct-2016 ]
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