120 people from numerous environmental and heritage groups assembled at a remote location on Gardiners Gap Fire Trail, in the Blue Mountains, to declare that the Gardens of Stone deserve to be protected from coal Mining.
The main organisations represented in this rally included the Nature Conservation Council, the Blue Mountains Conservation Society, the Colong Foundation for Wilderness, Rivers SOS, and The Wilderness Society. There were many members of other groups
also present, including the National Parks Association (NSW), Australian Water Campaigners, The National Trust of Australia (NSW), and the Australian Plants Society (NSW).
Several members of the Southern Highlands Photographic Society came along for the opportunity to support this event, as well as to photograph the unique landscape.
We were all there to draw attention to this unique piece of landscape and national heritage. We can but hope that the Rally might help provoke Government into acting to protect the Gardens of Stone from Coal Mining.
I have posted a number of photos from the Rally on my Blog.
It was a great event, and we hope that it does in fact get the public attention (and protection) that this remarkable area deserves. It ought be incorporated into the Blue Mountains National Park.
“The Nature of Robertson”