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EcoUpdate: May 2024

In this May 2024 EcoUpdate, we bring you Global Warnings and our recent climate forum. We ask ‘How much is an old tree worth’, and how quarry applications continue unabated. We also recommend some practical workshops to keep you learning new stuff!   Read more

EcoUpdate: March 2024

In this March 2024 EcoUpdate, our theme is the ‘all too often taken for granted’ humble Eucalypt – its beauty and grandeur, its uses and versatility – but sadly also its …   Read more

Sister Cities to celebrate wetlands connection

The Councils of Port Stephens, Newcastle and Kushiro, Japan, will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Sister Wetlands Agreement.   Read more

NSW Shark Management Program in Port Stephens

The Port Stephens–Great Lakes Marine Park protects some of the state’s most spectacular and rich marine biodiversity, including shark species. Sharks are a natural part of healthy oceanic and estuarine environments.   Read more

EcoUpdate: January 2024

Welcome to the first EcoUpdate for 2024 – this edition has a somewhat seaside flavour.   Read more

Hunter Offshore Wind Farms – questions and answers

Are we having a rational debate about offshore wind? Will wind farms impact marine life? Can we trust the assessment process? For these and other questions, read our FAQs page.   Read more

EcoEvents: October 2023

Welcome to EcoUpdate July 2023. EcoUpdate began in 2021 aiming to help inform our members and community of local and other environmental news in more depth than is available on social media. Many thanks to all of you who have been contributing your local knowledge, experience or expertise to make that possible.   Read more

Why is an Indigenous Voice to Parliament so important?

EcoNetwork Port Stephens Executive Committee. On Wednesday 31 August, the date for the long-awaited referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament was announced by the PM and on Saturday 14 …   Read more

EcoUpdate Events: August 2023

Welcome to EcoUpdate July 2023. EcoUpdate began in 2021 aiming to help inform our members and community of local and other environmental news in more depth than is available on social media. Many thanks to all of you who have been contributing your local knowledge, experience or expertise to make that possible.   Read more

EcoUpdate: July 2023

Welcome to EcoUpdate July 2023. EcoUpdate began in 2021 aiming to help inform our members and community of local and other environmental news in more depth than is available on social media. Many thanks to all of you who have been contributing your local knowledge, experience or expertise to make that possible.   Read more