WEPA Activities

TALKS
WEPA holds meetings at 8.00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month at Glenaeon School Hall, 121 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag. On alternate months (March, May, July, September and November) specialist guest speakers are invited to discuss selected issues. Topics may be anything from Environmental Law to Reptiles, Sydney’s Sewerage to Making Your Garden a Wildlife Sanctuary, Toxic Wastes to Native Plants or Native Birds of the Willoughby Area and, of course, Climate Change and Sustainability.  From time to time we also show documentaries on pressing environmental issues.

Further details of current and past WEPA talks and documentaries shown can be found here.

NEWS
WEPA has kept members informed of current environmental issues and activities over the years through its newsletter and more recently its bimonthly enews.  The enews deals with everything from what’s happening to the bush behind your back fence, to the greenhouse effect.

Copies of our current and past news can be found here.

FACEBOOK
WEPA has added a Facebook page to keep you up to date on a daily basis.  ‘Like’ and ‘follow’ us and we will add posts on local, state, national and international environmental issues.

You can find us here.

SUBMISSIONS
As part of its role WEPA prepares submissions to a variety of bodies in response to issues of environmental concern. In particular WEPA has responded to Willoughby Council initiatives, and has been instrumental in Council’s establishment of a Bushland Management Plan Committee on which WEPA has representation.

Recent WEPA submissions can be viewed here.

REPRESENTATION
From time to time WEPA members represent the association on Government and non-Government committees and working groups.

Recent representative positions filled can be viewed here.

PLANT STALLS
To help its various activities, and those of other environmental groups and campaigns, WEPA runs a stall selling native plants at the annual Willoughby Spring Fair and other community events.  If you love native plants and would like to volunteer on the stall email us on wepa@wepa.org.au.

BUSHLAND MANAGEMENT
One of WEPA’s major achievements has been in the area of bushland management.  The focus of this work was the Sugarloaf Creek Project, an extensive bush restoration program for one of our beautiful natural valleys. WEPA worked on this project from 1985 to 2012, attracting grants from state and local government bodies. Opportunities to work on the project occur from time to time.

Find out more about the Sugarloaf Creek Project here.

MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to any interested person from Willoughby and the surrounding region, on an annual basis.  The cost of membership is $10 per single person; concession $5 and $25 for incorporated associations.

The membership form and details on how to join can be found here.

WHAT YOU CAN DO
If you are interested in the environment and our local area you may like to join WEPA, or simply come along to a speaker meeting. You will be most welcome.