The extensive mangrove systems of the Georges River are now protected through legislation. Many people do not realise, much of what is remaining is owed to local campaigners from past decades: ordinary local people who put tremendous spirit and effort into advocating for the environment, and fought to protect the areas they loved. What does it take to save a threatened area, when others don't understand the complexity of interconnected ecosystems, and do not register the significance of what will be lost? What can everyday local people do?
Local writer Heather Goodall insightful book, "Georges River Blues: Swamps, Mangroves and Resident Action, 1945 - 1980", celebrates and recognises the role of local activists along the Georges River Estuary. Join us at the upcoming book launch, where Georges Riverkeeper will also present and share some old images as well as the history of Georges Riverkeeper, Australia's longest running catchment program. We hope you can make it!
Hazelhurst Gallery in Gymea at 2pm on 24 April, 2022.
The event is free, but we encourage you to register that you're coming.