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 Meeting with speaker: Keith Muir on
'The Colong Foundation and the Gardens of Stone'

Date:Saturday 22 June 2019
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
 Venue:Gumnut Hall, Gumnut Place, Cherrybrook  see map

The Colong Foundation is Australia’s longest-serving community advocate for wilderness. It is the successor to Myles Dunphy’s National Parks and Primitive Areas Council, and was instrumental in the preservation and establishment of the areas such as the Blue Mountains and the Border Ranges National Parks. The Foundation continues this work advocating for the permanent preservation of other unique areas of wilderness.

For our June meeting, Keith Muir, the long-standing executive director of the Colong Foundation will be the guest speaker. Prior to joining the Colong Foundation, Keith had worked for the Total Environment Centre, so he has been extremely important in the efforts to protect more of the wilderness areas in the state. In particularly he will be talking about one high-priority project to enlarge the national park areas just west of the Blue Mountains. This area contains unique rock pagoda formations amongst the rugged hills and deep valleys. The Gardens of Stone National Park contains some of these rock formations, but much of the area still remains under threat from mining and development.

Come and hear about this fascinating area.

Location of Gumnut Hall

Gumnut Hall, Gumnut Place, Cherrybrook.

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