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We say YES to The Voice Referendum 2023

We say YES to The Voice Referendum 2023 “We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.” Uluru statement of the …   Read more

EcoUpdate: May 2023

Dear members, friends and supporters, Here’s the latest news, views and events from Port Stephens and beyond. Whether you’re organising an event or looking to attend one, have you thought …   Read more

Offshore floating wind farm proposal

President of EcoNetwork Iain Watt and committee members Nigel Waters and Nigel Dique attended a drop-in session by consultants Steve McCall and Hannah Coffey, acting for EDF Renewables Australia. This …   Read more

EcoUpdate: March 2023

Who hasn’t noticed it’s election week in NSW? Whoever wins will have urgent environmental and sustainability challenges to address.

I was excited to be invited to The Conversation’s regular news conference on Monday when their editors discuss upcoming stories and ideas. ‘Fear & Wonder’ is their new climate podcast which takes us inside the United Nations’ climate report via the hearts and minds of the scientists who wrote it. More details below.   Read more

EcoUpdate: January 2023

A bumper edition of EcoUpdate for you this month! While many of you have been lazing around over the summer break, EcoNetwork and affiliated groups have been busy busy busy! So sit back and enjoy reading about our local wildlife projects, submissions completed as campaigns continue and what new events you’d like to attend as part of EcoNetwork’s 30th anniversary this year.   Read more

EcoNetwork founder Darrell Dawson wins Port Stephens Freeman Award

In 2023, EcoNetwork Port Stephens celebrates its 30 year anniversary. So this has been a most fitting moment to recognise the founder’s commitment and successes and to celebrate his efforts by awarding him the prestigious Freeman of Port Stephens.   Read more

Mambo Walks – World Wetlands Day 2023

Join Mambo-Wanda Wetlands Group on one of their walks and talks at Mambo-Wanda wetlands to celebrate World Wetlands Day in February 2023   Read more

Ask Bunnings to ditch bird-killing poisons

A petition calling on Bunnings to take certain rodenticides off their shelves saw over 23,000 people sign up. Your action today may save the life of that beautiful Tawny frogmouth or Powerful owl tonight.   Read more

The aRRRRRt Awards

Sustainable Futures Festival – The aRRRRRt Awards Entries have now closed for the aRRRRRt Awards. Find out where to see the artwork here. A special collaboration between EcoNetwork Port Stephens …   Read more

Listen to the Voices of Wallalong and Woodville

Please support our members who are faced with rezoning proposals in the Williams River floodplain putting at risk livelihoods and threatened species. Even more farmland is being carved off into smaller lots – is Council going to support rezoning for housing development?   Read more