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Tribute to Les Bursill, OAM and friend of the Royal

Friends of Royal would like to acknowledge the significant and pivotal role that Leslie William Bursill OAM made through his work to preserve and record Dharawal culture and language. In particular Les proved instrumental in creating the modern record of the language of the Dharawal through his own extensive research and by his publications. He also achieved extensive records of the Dharawal cultural heritage, cave paintings and rock engravings in …Read More

Plan of Management

Submissions on the proposed new Plan Of Management (POM) have now closed. Many of our members have made individual submissions and friends have also made a joint submission pulling together many of the comments made before-hand and at our recent AGM. You can read the full submission by downloading it via this link: POM Aug 2017 Here are some general comments that we made before the submission proper: Today, the …Read More

Seminar Report – Protecting our Natural Heritage

Seminar wash-up. The Friends “Protecting our Natural Heritage” seminar  was held in March 2016 and proved scintillating and brilliantly informative – a crowd of 80 heard our guest speakers set-out imaginative and practical approaches to managing our natural heritage. Thanks very much to all our contributors. Key take-outs were as follows : Australian Wildlife Foundation – Atticus Fleming set out the role that wildfires and feral animals (particularly cats) had …Read More

Wattamolla Clean-Up & BBQ

Friday April 29, 2016 Main Wattamolla Picnic Area overlooking lagoon. Looking to clean-up beach, headland and carpark areas – should only be a two to three hour task for about 8 people, shorter if more attend plus a BBQ after (great location for this).   Register on the Upcoming Events page

New Steps down to Marley beach

As part of the overdue and much needed $2Million being spent on the Coast Track over a 9 month period, the steps at Marley Beach are now complete and look pretty good. Our Facebook post has been seen by over 3,500 people worldwide in just 2 days ! Friends of Royal are also helping with track trimming at multiple locations along the Coast Track and more volunteers are always welcome.

Protecting our Natural Heritage – Seminar and Expo

Sunday March 20, 2016 – Sunday March 20, 2016 Stapleton Avenue Community Centre (just around the corner from the Library, opposite Council car park), Stapleton Ave., Sutherland, 2232 Map and Directions | Register Description: Speakers to include: Atticus Fleming, CEO, Australian Wildlife Conservancy Dr Jody Gunn, Executive Manager, SE, Bush Heritage Australia Dr Deborah Nias, Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group/Environmental Water Trust Rich Gilmore, The Nature Conservancy/Environmental Water Trust Dr …Read More

Track work under-way

Several sectors of the Coast Track and now being worked on by a variety of groups of Friends. Sector 8 Group were working near Eagle Rock today and here are some before and after shots, as well as a Scaevola ramosissima commonly called the Purple Fan Flower or Snake Flower found under some of the larger shrubs after trimming. If you’d like to help out, then contact us now.