Pittwater Environmental Foundation was established in 2006 to receive donations, grants and bequests to conserve and enhance the natural environment of Pittwater.
Population pressure continues to be major threat to our unique natural heritage throughout Australia. While areas such a Pittwater will never attract sufficient government funding to soften the impacts of urbanization on our natural heritage, donations from local communities committed to preserving the landscape for future generations, can make the difference.
The Pittwater Environmental Foundation is a registered Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and can receive income tax deductible gifts and donations.
Conditional donations will be subject to Pittwater Environmental Foundation approval.
All donations will be directed to projects within the Pittwater area identified as a priority by the Pittwater Environmental Foundation and spent on project work.
How are projects chosen?
Pittwater Environmental Foundation believes that the best long-term environmental outcomes are achieved by funding projects which are integrated with the natural resource management ‘big picture’.
To achieve this Pittwater Environmental Foundation works closely with Pittwater Council, State and Federal Government and other stakeholders to identify and prioritise environmental issues in our area.
Pittwater Environmental Foundation’s role is that of decision-making, oversight and review.
Pittwater Environmental Foundation welcomes local community applicants for funds and will greenlight local projects which satisfy our criteria and are considered to be the most effective use of current Fund monies. All proposals should be consistent with Pittwater Council’s Environmental Plan and may propose work which integrates and enhances Council projects
The Pittwater Environmental Foundation welcomes donations, gifts and bequests from private donors
Could you be that person?
PEF is supported by generous donations, bequests and legacies, and on the ground support from individuals, local organisations such as PNHA, Friends of Currawong, and Pittwater Council. Substantial private donations are currently supporting work at Bungan Beach, Currawong and Bothams Beach.
From time to time the Foundation also seeks grants from State and Federal Government for priority projects. The following funding bodies have contributed to the restoration of Pittwater bushland through government grants.
Bungan Beach's superb backdrop of bushland is being cared for by donations from PEF and the determination and hard work of local people who love this wonderful place. Volunteers and contractors remove weeds and plant native plants where natural regeneration is unlikely because of dense weeds for many years. Can you lend a hand to Friends of Bungan? go to www.friendsofbungan.org.au/about-us/... See MoreSee Less
Surpurb Green and Golden Bell Frogs - here young ones being cared for by the Frog and Tadpole Study Society (FATS). By caring for our local waterways we bring back the habitats for such beautiful animals. ... See MoreSee Less
Pittwater Environmental FoundationPopulations were (are) at Long Reef in the specially created ponds on the Golfcourse. Once very wide spread these frogs could again inhabit emphemeral wetlands right across Sydney in areas with no chemicals, clean water and sufficient cover (such as vegetation, rocks, logs etc) and empemeral ponds for breeding.
Great short talks on Urban wildlife this Sunday frogs butterflies and more ... See MoreSee Less
Join us this Sunday the 28th of August for our talk on Butterfly Birthplaces at Life in the Park 2016 alongside many other highly regarded speakers and researchers!
Urban Ecology presentations are fr...
There is big news in the world of lichens. These slow growing organisms have long been known to be a collaboration between a fungus and a photosynthetic algae or cyanobacteria. A recent publication in...