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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

Anna Bay’s Helipad or Heliport – what’s the difference?

On Sunday 23 January, members of the Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA) Committee attended a large public meeting next to the site of a proposed aircraft facility on Nelson …   Read more

Noisy, dangerous and intrusive – should jet skis be banned in Port Stephens?

By Ewa Meyer, EcoUpdate Editor In and around Nelson Bay this summer, there seemed to be more ‘Personal Water Craft’ (aka Jet Skis) on the water than ever before – …   Read more

Hawks Nest paradise under threat

Hawks Nest is a quiet seaside town on the NSW mid-coast with a population of just 1200 residents. In 2002, the town was declared an Aboriginal Site of Significance due to …   Read more

Port Stephens Council Election 2021 – Candidates’ Responses to EcoNetwork Questions

EcoNetwork received responses from candidates with their views in 4 key environmental areas. Many thanks to the candidates who took the time to share these with our community.   Read more

Watch and listen for this remarkable bird

Tomaree Peninsula birdwatcher, Neil Fraser, contacted EcoNetwork to enquire if any of our members may have spotted, or heard, the unusual and elusive Bush Stone-curlew.   Read more

COP26 – what happened?

Climate Action Port Stephens member, Andrea Barnett, shares some highlights (and lowlights) of COP26. We also look at international research including connections between climate change and COVID-19.   Read more