Piers Verstegan - Guest Speaker at 2019 AGM

   PIERS VERSTEGAN  - DIRECTOR OF CONSERVATION COUNCIL

 GUEST SPEAKER  - come along to AGM on 20th March at RSL Hall at 7pm.

 Piers is the Executive Director of the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA) - the state’s foremost non-profit, non-government conservation organisation. They are a small team of mostly part time staff and volunteers, with an Executive Committee, and represent more than 100 environmental organisations across Western Australia.

 He has been named by the West Australian newspaper as one of WA's 100 most influential people for his environmental advocacy and community leadership. Piers serves on the Advisory Board for the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP) and has worked as a senior policy advisor with diverse experience in environmental science, law, politics, and economics. He is committed to supporting communities and individuals in achieving a more sustainable future, especially through democratic participation.

 Piers will present an interesting insight into the numerous environmental issues, potential solutions and the status of those issues, including the history and the ways forward.

About NRPG

Based in the Shire of Kalamunda, NRPG is a volunteer community organisation founded in 1989 to preserve our native bushland. In addition, our volunteer Friends groups adopt areas of bushland, and working with the Shire, remove weed species and in encourage native flora and fauna species back to the areas.

Constitution of NRPG:  CONSTITUTION.pdf

Membership Application Form :  membership_form.pdf

Since its inception, NRPG's accomplishments include having:

  • Saved DOLA bush reserves such as Holly and Wordsworth Way in Kalamunda from residential development.
  • Helped develop the Shire District Conservation Strategy.
  • Preserved and regenerated bushland reserves
  • The establishment, and participation in the Community Sustainability Advisory Committee (CSAC)

We continue to be involved with, and make submissions on topics which affect our natural environment, including:

  • The national wildlife corridor plan
  • The clearing of parts of Hartfield Park for a sport field
  • Directions 2031
  • High Wycombe Stage 3 light industrial development
  • Perth Bushland Plans
  • Revision of the Shire Fire Risk pamphlet to discourage destruction of bushland
  • Tree and understorey protection in Kalamunda Shire (reserve, residential and other)
  • Working with the Shire to assist Reserve Friends' Groups and start new ones.
  • Maintenance and revegetation of Native Reserves
  • Kalamunda Local Planning Strategy  

NRPG Members receive newsletters about our work and related events, along with invitations to join us for our information presentation evenings to learn and share ideas.

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