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Top End Native Plant Society newsletter



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4 actinophylla, in Foelsche Street came to fruition this year with implementation of a management plan commissioned by the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment. TENPS provided a submission in response to an Environmental Protection Authority Environmental Quality Report addressing the Howard Sand Plains that was tabled in Parliament in December 2015. The Minister for the Environment announced the adoption of option 2 from this report in August which is a significant step forward in looking after the vegetation of the Howard Sand Plains. On the theme of the sand sheets, the Society was successful in obtaining a grant from Territory Natural Resource Management to produce a field guide for plants of the sandsheets, which is due for completion by June 2017. Other submissions this year have included comment on: unapproved land clearing beside Boulter Road in the Rapid Creek catchment; the Litchfield Sub-regional Land Use Plan; sand mining by Boral; rezoning at Noonamah Ridge; and Dr Allan Hawkes Review of NT Assessment and Approval Processes. On the educational front the Society supported the award of a Scholarship to Anna Miller, a Charles Darwin University student studying rock wallabies in Litchfield National Park. The Society has participated as a member of the Australian Native Plant Society of Australia and the increased contact with the national body has resulted in TENPS members hosting activities with visitors from other jurisdictions this year. As I mentioned at the start, all these activities only occur because of the willingness of members to contribute and I was very pleased to see Ingrid Nadjarian recognised at the Chief Ministers Volunteer Awards via a certificate of appreciation for her contributions to TENPS. I wish to take this opportunity to reiterate appreciation to all those who make things happen in our Society and look forward to many more events in 2017. Report by TENPS President Dave Liddle November Field Trip: Darwin River Dam Only a few people ventured out on a wet Sunday for the field trip on November 19th. Those that did enjoyed a very pleasant stroll up to and along the Darwin River Dam wall and back and with the rain gone it was a perfect cool and overcast morning. It was still quite early in the year for some plants to be flowering, but this Gymnanthera oblonga vine (below) was one of the species identified from our walk.