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The next Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment forum will be ......

Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion Project

7pm Monday August 29, 2022

Georegion map
Proposed Georegion

This map shows the  proposed GeoRegion stretching from the
Hawkesbury River to Barrenjoey Headland in the North
and to Grant’s Castle, Beacon Hill and Long Reef in the South.
All of Narrabeen Lagoon and its catchment
are within this proposed Georegion.


Speakers from a group led by Friends of
Ku-ring-gai Environment will tell us about the proposal to establish a GeoRegeion encompassing a wide area of interesting geology including areas of the Northern Beaches.

The area of the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion has at its centre Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and extends eastwards to the coast encompassing the cliffs, beaches, and lagoons from Long Reef to Barrenjoey,  westwards to Muogamarra Nature Reserve and Eastern Berowra Valley National Park.  The area is rich in geoheritage sites of both national and international significance, supporting the  existing recognised values of the area, specifically its biodiversity, natural and cultural heritage.

Features of  international geological significance include:

* The best exposed geological section of early to mid-Triassic period (240 million years ago) sedimentary rocks in the Sydney Basin.

* Various rock units contain a diversity of fossils that inform us of past environments over nearly 50 million years.

* The GeoRegion includes eight volcanic diatremes (pipes) and associated dykes with the Hornsby one having perhaps the best exposed geological section in the world.

Ursula Bonzol
Ursula Bonzol

Peter Mitchell
Peter Mitchell
Angus Robinson
Angus Robinson
The initial goal is to develop a range of geotrails across each of the key LGAs represented in the above map
and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) areas. The aim is  to have one geotrail in each area by the end of 2022.

The next challenge will be to develop Ku-ring-gai Geopark
. 

Establishment of the Ku-ring-gai GeoRegion and, in the future, Ku-ring-gai GeoPark,
would provide international environmental attention and protection for important areas
 such as the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment and the Long Reef area.

This forum will be held via Zoom because of the current Covid-19 situation. 
When you book, you will receive an email that will give you the link with which you can join the forum on the night.


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