|Dear HEN Members and Supporters,|
We hope you are managing life under the new coronavirus lifestyle we have all needed to adopt over the last couple of months.
Thank you to any members who are working in frontline jobs such medical and emergency services and all the other activities that keep our community going. Thank you especially to teachers and supermarket workers! There are many others we want to thank too.
If you have children at home and are working with them on their education, we hope you are managing OK. Try to enjoy it and teach them some new skills too like crafts, gardening and cooking….
Check out our Facebook page and the Remakery hawkesburyremakery.com.au
for crafty ideas for yourselves and the kids.
If you live alone try to keep in touch with family and friends by phone, email, skype, etc. It can get lonely..
We now have all the materials needed to for the wildlife watering stations but construction is on hold until lock-down is over..
HEN’s Communities Environment grant – “Valuing Our Wetlands – Smith Park Pughs Lagoon” update:
While we progressed with some initial planning in February we have had to put this work on hold until after the social distancing restrictions are lifted. Once things return to normal we will invite our members to be involved in weed removal and planting suitable wetland species. Our project also involves the production of some interpretive signage which seeks to tell the story of Pugh’s lagoon from environmental, cultural and historical perspectives. We are calling for participation from members who can contribute to this endeavour.
HEN will again be supporting Koalas in 2020, working in collaboration with Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN to hold an event to raise awareness of the vital need for habitat protection of this iconic species which has been so devastated by fires this summer all across Australia.
Please visit our website (below) and look at HEN Facebook where many events show up.
Keep in touch and encourage your friends to join up and be part of our campaigns!
Remember to renew your membership each year!
If any of you are having difficulties connected with the “lockdown” at this time or just want to make contact, please send us an email. Social/physical distancing means no face-to-face meetings for a while but we would like to keep in touch with all our members.
|Hello HEN Members and Supporters,|
A lot has been happening in the last two months. The HEN Committee is
busy campaigning and working for the preservation of our precious
Two recent elections (State and Federal) have given HEN an opportunity
to attend candidates forums in Richmond and Springwood to put the
difficult questions about environmental protection to candidates in the
State seat of Hawkesbury and the Federal seat of Macquarie. Both forums were well attended and HEN was able to attract some new members via
our information stalls.
After lots of behind-the scenes work from committee and community
members and Hawkesbury City Council, the Reuse & Repair Online
Directory has been launched. If you can you fix, mend, sew, or are you
just an all-around handy person, you now have the opportunity to
register with our brand new Reuse & Repair Online Directory created
in partnership with our very own Hawkesbury City Council. It’s free for you to join and we will promote your repair services to local
So if you are a local resident, business or organisation and you are good
at fixing things please do register using the link provided. Our goal is to
connect you to local residents, give broken items a second life and reduce waste going to our landfill.
The inaugural Hawkesbury “Green Drinks” was held at the end of May at the Macquarie Arms, Windsor. This is a social get-together for people who are interested in environmental protection and related community issues. The first Green Drinks hosted Carolyn Williams from the Blue Mountains Conservation Society who spoke about a very useful Blue Mountains tool kit for reporting and writing submissions about environmental changes that residents might want to encourage. The event was attended by over 30 interested people.
HEN’s Submission to Hawkesbury Council regarding the proposed sandmine at Freeman’s Reach has been sent and we still await further news on this matter.
After sending off a request for information and action regarding the health of Bushell’s Lagoon, HEN is still waiting for a response from government.
Planning for KoalaFest 2019 is in the works and will go ahead again in early September in Governor Phillip Park, Windsor. Last year the very popular KoalaFest 2018 was held in Kurrajong Park. Any members or supporters of HEN who would like to help out with this year’s event or hold a stall, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We need all the help we can get! HEN is doing a call-out to members first. We need sustainable stalls as we wish to hold a zero-waste event.
HEN is sorry to hear from Jim Watson that he will be leaving the Committee at the end of this financial year. Jim has been our treasurer for the last five years and has been a member of HEN for seven years. He has moved to the Blue Mountains and it’s a long way to come to meetings in Windsor! However, we all want to wish Jim all the best and thank him for his years of dedicated service to HEN and the Hawkesbury environment.
As a not-for -profit organisation we depend on membership and donations to fund our on-going operating expenses. Funds are needed to maintain the website, our PO Box and other minor admin costs such as printing flyers for events. You are receiving this newsletter because at some time you have joined HEN or shown your support. We are most appreciative of those members who renew their membership annually (it’s easy via the website).
Please visit our website (below) and look at HEN Facebook is where many events show up: The latest event which you can book via the FB page is the film 2040 which will show at Penrith Hoyts 1st July.
Keep in touch and encourage your friends to join up and be part of our campaigns! We are really keen to attract new paying members to HEN.
Our next Committee meeting will be held on Monday 17th June in the Windsor Library Rozzoli Room at 6.30 pm. Paid-up members of HEN are welcome to come along as observers to hear about upcoming events for 2019. Please let us know if you plan to come via email@example.com
There is a lot happening this year. The new HEN Committee has started campaigning and working for the protection of our beautiful Hawkesbury Environment.[Read more…] about HEN NEWSLETTER March 2019