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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

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


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Saturday Walk - Wave Cave
Wave Cave is a spectacular sandstone formation in the headwaters of Bainbrigg Creek in the Budawangs.
Date: 29-Jul-2017
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Sunday Walk - Lower Orroral Loop
A gentle walk from the Orroral camping ground up the Orroral Valley, with morning tea at Orroral Homestead
Date: 30-Jul-2017
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Tuesday Glenburn Work Party
Glenburn Precinct Kowen Forest
Date: 01-Aug-2017
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Snowy hydro scheme will be left high and dry unless we look after the mountains
The only way to maintain water flow is to control the threats that are actively degrading the high country catchments. These include introduced animals, wetland loss, and climate change.
[ 24-Mar-2017 ]
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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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