Our vision is that Lake Wollumboola and natural, undeveloped parts of its catchment are conserved as part of Jervis Bay National Park and the lake listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
LWPA is made up of members of the Culburra Beach and wider community. The Association is a member of the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
What we do
Advocate for conservation of the catchment and listing of the lake as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, via submissions and representations to expert independent inquiries, to planning and development processes and to politicians and local councillors.
Undertake practical measures to protect the Lake environment including;
- documenting the lake ecology and contributing to Birdlife Australia’s database and the Atlas of NSW Wildlife.
- volunteering with the NSW NPWS South Coast Shorebird Recovery Program to protect nesting migratory Little Terns, Pied Oyster Catchers and other species protected under international treaties and Australian legislation.
- volunteering with Shoalhaven City Council’s Bushcare Program as members of the Lake Wollumboola Bushcare Group.
Engage with the Jerrinja Aboriginal community in conservation, advocacy and education activities.
Promote lake and catchment values and community understanding through a range of activities, such as bird walks, informative newsletters, open days, community information stalls, educational resources, and art exhibition.