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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

Soldier’s Point Secret Walk

Soldier’s Point Secret Walk – go where the locals know! By Kathy Brown, Secretary, EcoNetwork Take your family out for a walk and combine local history with exercise and stunning views. …   Read more

STOP poisoning our wildlife

Earlier this year, many of us signed a petition organised by Birdlife Australia demanding that an application by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to use …   Read more

Boomerang Park Group represented in indigenous artwork

Telling the story of how Boomerang Park Preservation Group based in Raymond Terrace is represented in Indigenous artwork. Local artist, Peter Kafer, played a significant role in helping establish the Group in 2015.   Read more

Latham’s Snipe shores up wetlands diplomacy with Japan

One of the most amazing birds you might be lucky to come across in Port Stephens is Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii). Once hunted as a gamebird, this migratory shorebird – …   Read more

The future of our beaches: erosion and artificial reefs

The future of our beaches: erosion and artificial reefs By Iain Watt, Marine Scientist and President, EcoNetwork. The iconic beaches of Port Stephens have taken a hammering this year, from …   Read more

Feral animal control – who’s responsible?

Feral animal control – who’s responsible? Members of the Mambo Wanda Wetlands Reserves and Landcare Committee have called for more funding to eradicate feral animals that prey on indigenous fauna …   Read more

Securing Tomaree’s Biodiversity

Thirteen community groups based on the Tomaree Peninsula came together and submitted a significant proposal to protect the habitat corridor linking Tomaree National Park, Tilligerry Nature Reserve and Mambo Wetlands.   Read more

Powerful Owl habitat for sale

We are not normally in the habit of promoting land sales but this one came to our attention on Domain – 24 Ninox Close Salamander Bay. The road in this …   Read more

Beach Stone-curlews at Sunset

Beach Stone-curlews at Sunset Did you know that we have a very rare bird nesting right here in Soldier’s Point on the Tomaree Peninsula? Local birdwatchers have noted that a …   Read more