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Events - 2022

Society events

Note: Current NSW Government COVID-19 restrictions are being observed.

Contact details for the BMCS Events Coordinator are on our Society Office Holders webpage

 Monday 2 May
Climate Survivors' Forum #2 at the North Richmond Community Centre 
organised by the Macquarie Alliance for Climate and supported by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society, the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action.
 Wednesday 27 April
Climate Survivors' Forum #1 at the Springwood Sports Club 
organised by the Macquarie Alliance for Climate and supported by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society, the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action.
 Wednesday 30 March
Annual General Meeting at the WWF School of Arts
   followed by
"Blue Mountains Landscapes" with Peter Hatherly and Ian Brown
 Tuesday 29 March
The Pilliga Project at Mt.Vic Flicks
 Friday 25 February
Sunset Gathering at The Conservation Hut

Monday 2 May
Climate Survivors' Forum #2
6.30pm for 7pm Monday 2 May (to 9pm)
North Richmond Community Centre
33 William Street, North Richmond

Please register through the Macquarie Alliance for Climate website - it's free

The focus of this forum will be on the stories of flood and fire survivors. We will hear from members of our community who have been personally impacted by the fires, floods and storms of recent years. This forum will also be a chance to 'meet the candidates'. The federal candidates standing for the seat of Macquarie have been invited to listen to the local community about their experiences. At this moderated event you will hear from some of those impacted and what our federal candidates propose to do in the face of climate change.

Accessibility: Auslan interpreters will be present, the venue is wheelchair accessible
Featured musical performance: an inspiring local performer
Refreshments: tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available.


Wednesday 27 April
Climate Survivors' Forum #1
6.30pm for 7pm Wednesday 27 April (to 9pm)
Springwood Sports Club
83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood

Please register through the Macquarie Alliance for Climate website - it's free

The focus of this forum will be on the stories of flood and fire survivors. We will hear from members of our community who have been personally impacted by the fires, floods and storms of recent years. This forum will also be a chance to 'meet the candidates'. The federal candidates standing for the seat of Macquarie have been invited to listen to the local community about their experiences. At this moderated event you will hear from some of those impacted and what our federal candidates propose to do in the face of climate change.

Accessibility: Auslan interpreters will be present, the venue is wheelchair accessible
Featured musical performance: an inspiring local performer
Refreshments: tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available.


Wednesday 30 March
Annual General Meeting
7pm Wednesday 30 March
Wentworth Falls School of Arts
Cnr Great Western Highway and Adele Ave, Wentworth Falls

Please register - but it's free

Business will include receipt of reports, adoption of annual accounts, determination of structure of the Management Committee, election of President, Management Committee members and other office holders, and appointment of auditor.

Tara Cameron talks about the Gardens of Stone  (Tom Zubrycki)

We will also honour Tara Cameron who has been nominated for life membership. Tara has been either our president or senior vice-president since 2008.

Life Membership is conferred upon members who have made a meritorious contribution to the work of the Society and to the conservation cause.

Members will be invited to vote on this nomination.

Visitors are very welcome!

Please register - but it's free

Nominating for Management Committee (MC) positions

Here are -

[To facilitate nominations, nominees and their supporters can email the Meetings Secretary - hhull001@bigpond.net.au - and need not complete and send a form.]

Please contact Tara Cameron, Madi Maclean or Susan Crick (here are their contact details) if you wish to discuss any of the positions or are considering nominating.

Following the AGM

Blue Mountains Landscapes

Blue Mountains Landscapes book cover Blue Mountains Landscapes book cover
Geophysicist Peter Hatherly and naturalist and photographer Ian Brown, both avid bushwalkers, will talk about their upcoming book -

The Blue Mountains
Exploring landscapes, shaped by the underlying rocks, uplifts and erosion

Learn how the landscapes of the Blue Mountains have developed.

Their talk will introduce the main underlying principles of the formation of the mountains starting with a summary of the main geological sequence and then explaining how the weathering and erosion of these rocks, in response to three main uplift events, has given us the present landscape.

Their work combines stunning photographs, amazing maps based on airborne LiDAR data. This gives a refreshing wholistic view on how the Blue Mountains have formed.

Here's more information on Peter and Ian's presentation


Tuesday 29 March
The Pilliga Project and Q&A
7.40pm Tuesday, 29 March
This event is free - but bookings are essential
The Pilliga Project
The Pilliga Project explores the many impacts of the Narrabri Coal Seam Gas Project, which has been approved to drill 850 wells in the Pilliga Forest and through the Great Artesian Basin.

This important physical and cultural landscape is under threat.

The Pilliga is the biggest temperate forest in NSW and one of the most important areas for biodiversity in Eastern Australia.

The Pilliga Scrub, as it is often referred to, is an iconic Australian landscape of over 5,000 km2 of woodland and is abundant in native wildlife including many threatened animals.

Here's a two minute video preview of the Pilliga Project.

This event is free - but bookings are essential

Hosted by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society.


Friday 25 February
Sunset Gathering at The Hut
6.30pm Friday 25 February
The Conservation Hut
Fletcher St, Wentworth Falls

Sunset Gathering
Come along to our Sunset Gathering and learn more about the Blue Mountains Conservation Society.

Please register - but it is free

Enjoy the view at sunset from the Conservation Hut at 92 Fletcher St, Wentworth Falls, with the delightful background of harp music, while you meet the management committee and other members of the Society.

There will also be short talks about Society activities.

Photos taken on the night by Susan Crick and Ann Penhallurick.

Click the thumbnail image to see a larger one.
Susan Templeman and Dr. Kindler Susan Templeman and Dr. Kindler
Bob Debus and Ron Fuller Bob Debus and Ron Fuller
Andrew Solomon Andrew Solomon
Enjoying The Fire Enjoying The Fire
Gordon Fell, Heather Hull and Tara Cameron Gordon Fell, Heather Hull and Tara Cameron
Madi Maclean Madi Maclean
Catching Up Catching Up
Tara Cameron Tara Cameron
Susan Templeman and Norm Harris Susan Templeman and Norm Harris
Intrigued Intrigued


2022 Federal Election material is authorised by
Madi Maclean, Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc, 92 Fletcher St., Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

© 2022  Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land
– the Darug and Gundungurra people –
and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.