Don't Bag the Environment
Paddy Pallin established the ‘Don't bag the Environment' program in 1992 as a means by which the company could make a positive contribution towards reducing unnecessary packaging in our stores.
> Read more about the current Don't Bag The Environment Project
Paddy Pallin Reserve, Lindfield
Paddy Pallin Reserve was named after Paddy Pallin by the then Mayor Ron Yeates, a keen bushwalker. Paddy Pallin Reserve was previously partly a drainage easement and partly land owned by Lindfield Laundry and was opened by Mayor Ron Yeates on 27th July 1985. The upper part of the Reserve is a formal park with barbecue facilities and a children's play area and open grass. The majority of the Reserve was weed infested bushland.
This small reserve in the catchment of Little Blue Gum Creek, had a volunteer bush regeneration group start in the 1990s. This group is still going and is doing an excellent job on a part of the reserve near Polding Road.
In April 2000 it was decided that to regenerate the whole reserve would need a professional team. The Paddy Pallin Foundation employed the Lane Cove Bush Regenerators Cooperative Ltd to carry out this work. This work is continuing.
Paddy Pallin Foundation Science Grants
The Paddy Pallin Foundation believes it is important for good conservation management to be based on science. The Paddy Pallin Foundation therefore has started a small program to help with materials and other small costs for post graduate students carrying out research into better conservation outcomes.
Private Land Conservation Grants Program
Landholders who have entered into Voluntary Conservation Agreements with the Minister for the Environment, or similar covenants, are an important part of the conservation network across Australia. These Private Conservation Areas complement the public reserve system and lands purchased and managed by organisations like Bush Heritage Australia and Australian Wildlife Conservancy.
Annual reports on the Private Land Conservation Grants are available below
Save the River Red Gum Forests
The Paddy Pallin Foundation has contributed funds to the National Parks Association campaign to save the River Red Gum Forests of the Murray River and its tributaries.
We are proud to be supporting this campaign and we encourage you to get involved.
Environmental Weeds Reform
Weeds are one of the most serious threats to New South Wales's biodiversity and getting worse as new invaders arrive and existing ones spread. The Paddy Pallin Foundation is supporting the Invasive Species Council to campaign for better prevention-focused laws and policies.
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The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife and the Humane Society International are both offering science grants for marine ecosystems in conjunction with the Paddy Pallin Foundation. Go to the Science Grants page.