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.
Give us a hand! Sunday May 29, 9-12. Join us for a Community Field Day to plant native shrubs on the south arm of Upper Mullet Creek. Enter from Wesley St in Elanora Heights. Our grant-funded project has really improved the bush here and created a healthier creek. Morning tea and good company guaranteed! In April, Stephen Hardy of NSW Environmental Trusts (donor of our grant) checked progress with Karin Nippard, Bushland Management Officer, Northern Beaches Council. ... See MoreSee Less
The threatened Giant Burrowing Frog lives in the upper north arm of Mullet Creek. Jayden Walsh found this adult. Click on the link to hear its call. frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Heleioporus/australiacus/ These GBF tadpoles were discovered during work for our grant-funded biodiversity restoration project a few weeks ago by Tracy Chambers and colleagues. Thanks to NSW Environmental Trusts for this grant, now entering the fifth year of a six-year $250 000 project . ... See MoreSee Less
Mullet Creek in flood after January rain. The waterfall thunders. Coachwood and Watergum flowers float on the stream. Bolwarra fruits (Native Guava) are ripening. Our Environmental Trust grant project to restore biodiversity to upper Mullet Creek is in its fourth year. Recent tubestock planted in the flood plain area below the waterfall are rejoicing in the rain! Next bushcare day here will be January 16, meeting at 2pm at end of Irrawong Rd, Warriewood. ... See MoreSee Less
Mater Maria College Year 7 students are coming to plant tubestock for our Mullet Creek project on Monday November 30 and Wednesday December 2. Like to help? We'll be at the top of the walking track, at the Ingleside Rd entrance 11.30-1.30 both days. Contact Marita on 0439 409 202 for more information. Tiny endangered Eastern Pygmy Possums live in this area and Heath-leafed Banksia nectar and pollen is a staple food for these tiny creatures. ... See MoreSee Less