An eco-friendly welcome
Welcome to the EcoNetwork-Port Stephens Inc website, dedicated to the interest of all who treasure and want to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of our Port Stephens estuary and hinterland.
We aim to excite and inform not only our affiliated organisations and individual members, but all those interested in a healthy environment.
Port Stephens contains diverse habitats: native vegetation, beaches, rocky headlands, saltmarsh, mangroves and wetlands, and unique reefs.
Our challenge is to protect these natural assets from the excesses often associated with developer, commercial and other human activities.
Of course the Port Stephens economy and population will keep growing, but we contend sustainable growth must not be at the expense of our unique natural environment. See Looking ahead and re-thinking for a sustainable town.
We’ll be vigilant about not just what happens here but also external influences, such as climate change, coal seam gas drilling in the catchment and offshore drilling for natural gas.
Naturally we’ll be interested in feedback and over time look forward to publishing the views of our fraternity.
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