Friends of Berowra Valley Inc. is a community organisation dedicated to the protection and advocacy of our local bushland.

We are a group of volunteers with a diverse range of backgrounds, brought together by our love of nature. We host regular events such as talks, walks and are active with habitat restoration projects such as bush regeneration. Would you like to become more involved with us? We would love to hear from you. We hold committee meetings bi-monthly from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm on the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December.

Westleigh Park Bushland Under Threat

Hornsby Shire Council is considering sanctioning the network of mountain bike trails that have been illegally built through Critically Endangered and Endangered Ecological Communities at Westleigh Park. Council’s recent consultation culminated in a 3-day co-design workshop focusing on the main stakeholders – mountain bikers, conservationists and residents. This $50K consultation outcome report has been unanimously […]

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WWF Living Planet Report

This year’s edition is the most comprehensive finding to date and provides a platform for the best science, cutting-edge research and diverse voices on the impact of humans on the health of our Earth. More than 50 experts from academia, policy, international development and conservation organisations have contributed. WWF’s Living Planet Report 2022 shows the […]

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The Great Southern Bioblitz

Friends of Berowra Valley ran a fun event as part of the Great Southern Bioblitz on Sunday 30th October. Around 25 citizen scientists recorded the amazing diversity of Stringybark Ridge, Pennant Hills using the iNaturalist app. A combination of power users and people new to the app ensured that the beautiful surrounding area was recorded. […]

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Our Mission

We work hard to protect the bushland of the Berowra Valley. This includes the native flora and fauna that sadly we can no longer take for granted.

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Our newsletters are full of interesting information as well as up and coming activities.

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Contribute your skills and talents to help conserve our beautiful bushland.

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Your donations help fund our campaigns and go towards restoring bushland projects in Berowra Valley.

Purchase the Walking Guide Map to Berowra Valley

  • A full-sized map with each trail & fire trail in the Park;
  • Printed on synthetic stock to cope with wet conditions;
  • Resists tearing, folded to be used part open;
  • Has the 10 named walks from the Guide to Berowra Valley Regional Park;
  • Thumbnail pics and info about picnic, camping sites, toilets; plus historic sites and notable locations;
  • Clear guidelines to access through the Rifle Range.
  • Only $10 including postage.

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Flora and Fauna of Berowra Valley

Berowra Valley is home to at least 517 flowering plant species as well as 168 birds, 19 native mammals, 38 reptiles and 14 frog species – a total of 756 species. While this total may seem high, it is a small number relative to the total number of invertebrates, moss, lichen, fungus and bacterial species in the same area. This total is currently unknown but a conservative guess would be 5000 species. Although most of these organisms are small to microscopic, they are vital to the ecosystem processes such as nutrient recycling, energy flow, pollination, seed dispersal, the disposal of wastes and decomposition that maintain the beauty and the function of the Park.

We contribute to citizen science projects that research and protect our most vulnerable species.

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We acknowledge and respect the Aboriginal Peoples of these lands and remember that we always walk respectfully on Country.

We support the call for a referendum for the Uluru Statement from the Heart