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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. What do the initials TNC stand for?
  2. What does the TNC do?
  3. How long has the TNC been around?
  4. Where does the TNC meet?
  5. Is the TNC a lobby group only?
  6. How do I care for an injured animal?
  7. Who are the people behind the TNC and what do they do?
  8. If I join the TNC, what do I get?
  9. Is the TNC a branch of the WA Naturalists Club?
  10. What other groups does the TNC support?

 

  1. What do the initials TNC stand for?

    TNC is the accepted local abbreviation for the Toodyay Naturalists’ Club Inc.

  2. What does the TNC do?

    The TNC is a not-for-profit incorporated community group dedicated to preserving and promoting the native flora, fauna and landscape values of the Avon Valley and region by exchanging ideas, supporting research, education, publishing and any other practical works that encourage the community to be aware of the natural environment and/or materially further its preservation and restoration.

  3. How long has the TNC been around?

    The TNC was established in 1968.

  4. Where does the TNC meet?

    The TNC has met at a variety of venues since 1968, including private homes, the Anglican Church Hall, the Uniting Church Hall (in Duke Street – the old Toodyay School, now a private residence), Avondown (located in the Catholic Church complex) and the Hamersley Street Kindergarten. The Club now meets in the CWA Hall in Stirling Terrace, Toodyay. One day they might find a permanent home.

  5. Is the TNC a lobby group only?

    No, the TNC is a hands-on conservation group. Our objects clearly identify us as anything but a lobby group.
    The TNC does not support any development that will have an adverse impact on the natural environment. However they are willing to work with proponents of current and future development proposals to secure the best outcomes for the environment

  6. How do I care for an injured animal?

    The TNC has a page dedicated to emergency care of injured animals.

  7. Who are the people behind the TNC and what do they do?

    The members elect a committee (or ‘board’) for the TNC annually. They are all community members and are unpaid volunteers. The club is not a political or religious organisation.

  8. If I join the TNC, what do I get?

    Membership of the TNC entitles members to discounts on publications, regular newsletters, and the opportunity to meet like-minded people. TNC excursions are not restricted to members.

  9. Is the TNC a branch of the WA Naturalists Club?

    No. But the TNC has a very good relationship with the WA Naturalists Club, and sometimes have joint excursions.

  10. What other groups does the TNC support?

    The TNC works with the Toodyay Friends of the River, the Toodyay Seed Orchard Group and the Toodyay Historical Society to enhance knowledge about our river, the natural environment, and the environmental history of Toodyay.
    The TNC is a member of the Helena and Aurora Ranges Advocates.
    This magnificent banded ironstone range on the edge of the goldfields has extremely high conservation and natural heritage values, and worthy of protection from mining. Visit their site here to find out more.