Port Stephens Conservation Crew

The Port Stephens Conservation Crew is a new way for Council to engage with our community on all things conservation in Port Stephens.

The Crew will bring people together who are interested in being part of the solution to some of the biodiversity conservation challenges we face. It will offer a space to learn; a place to share; and importantly a place to get involved and make a difference!

Port Stephens really is a unique place, with diverse environments offering a rich collection of ecosystems, and of course the iconic koala.

Sign up and receive updates, invites and ways to support local conservation efforts.

*You can choose to unsubscribe at any time by emailing conservationcrew@portstephens.nsw.gov.au




The Port Stephens Conservation Crew is a new way for Council to engage with our community on all things conservation in Port Stephens.

The Crew will bring people together who are interested in being part of the solution to some of the biodiversity conservation challenges we face. It will offer a space to learn; a place to share; and importantly a place to get involved and make a difference!

Port Stephens really is a unique place, with diverse environments offering a rich collection of ecosystems, and of course the iconic koala.

Sign up and receive updates, invites and ways to support local conservation efforts.

*You can choose to unsubscribe at any time by emailing conservationcrew@portstephens.nsw.gov.au




  • Mambo Wetlands Community Bush Regeneration Workshop

    5 days ago
    Mambo wetlands bush regeneration workshop



  • Calling all Artists - Public Art Opportunity

    13 days ago
    Koala

    Port Stephens Council is inviting artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the creation of a signature sculptural piece/s that helps to tell the story of the Koala at a soon to be constructed Koala Sanctuary, One Mile.

    You can view the Artist Brief here


    Port Stephens Council is inviting artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the creation of a signature sculptural piece/s that helps to tell the story of the Koala at a soon to be constructed Koala Sanctuary, One Mile.

    You can view the Artist Brief here


  • Autumn Port Stephens Discovery Tours - National Parks and Wildlife Service

    about 1 month ago
    Tomaree

    Check out the great discovery tours available these school holidays. The events are hosted by NPWS. For more information see the flier or visit nationalparks.nsw.gov.au. Call (02) 4946 4 112 for bookings and other details.


    Check out the great discovery tours available these school holidays. The events are hosted by NPWS. For more information see the flier or visit nationalparks.nsw.gov.au. Call (02) 4946 4 112 for bookings and other details.


  • Youth Week - Twilight Markets Tuesday 9 April 2019

    about 2 months ago
    Twilight markets



  • Earth Hour

    about 2 months ago
    Earth hour

    Saturday 30 March, 8.30pm

    Join the global movement to switch off the lights and speak up about why nature matters. Every year millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make noise for the Earth Hour movement.

    For more information visit earthhour.org

    Saturday 30 March, 8.30pm

    Join the global movement to switch off the lights and speak up about why nature matters. Every year millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights and make noise for the Earth Hour movement.

    For more information visit earthhour.org
  • Sea Stories - Sands of Time

    about 2 months ago
    Sands mpa

    Sea Stories - Hosted by the Marine Parks Association.

    Wednesday the 10th April, Tomaree Library - Scientist Iain Watt will present on the geology and ecology of the Port Stephens Coast.

    See the flier for further details.


    Sea Stories - Hosted by the Marine Parks Association.

    Wednesday the 10th April, Tomaree Library - Scientist Iain Watt will present on the geology and ecology of the Port Stephens Coast.

    See the flier for further details.


  • The Great Cactus War

    2 months ago
    Prickly pear

    Friday 15 March 4.30 - 5.30pm

    Venue: Tomaree Library and Community Centre

    Address: 7 Community Close, Salamander Bay

    Cost: Free

    Booking Details: Bookings are essential as places are limited. Contact Tomaree Library on 4988 0670

    The Great Cactus War! Australia's epic struggle with prickly-pear with Terry Domico. Hear about the greatest plant invasion in human history. What could it mean for us?

    Afternoon tea provided.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.


    Friday 15 March 4.30 - 5.30pm

    Venue: Tomaree Library and Community Centre

    Address: 7 Community Close, Salamander Bay

    Cost: Free

    Booking Details: Bookings are essential as places are limited. Contact Tomaree Library on 4988 0670

    The Great Cactus War! Australia's epic struggle with prickly-pear with Terry Domico. Hear about the greatest plant invasion in human history. What could it mean for us?

    Afternoon tea provided.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.


  • Port gets ready to Scavenge for treasure

    3 months ago
    Seaside scavenge

    SEASIDE SCAVENGE RE-SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 13th! Stay tuned for updated event details...

    Port Stephens will welcome local treasure hunters in March as the first Seaside Scavenge kicks off at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve on Saturday April 13.

    Based on the concept of trading trash for treasures, the Seaside Scavenge will help promote the recycling and upcycling message to residents, visitors and business across Port Stephens. Local businesses are encouraged to support the Seaside Scavenge and to join the fight to reduce single use plastic across Port Stephens.

    Port Stephens Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator Janelle Gardner says this is...

    SEASIDE SCAVENGE RE-SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 13th! Stay tuned for updated event details...

    Port Stephens will welcome local treasure hunters in March as the first Seaside Scavenge kicks off at Anna Bay’s Robinson Reserve on Saturday April 13.

    Based on the concept of trading trash for treasures, the Seaside Scavenge will help promote the recycling and upcycling message to residents, visitors and business across Port Stephens. Local businesses are encouraged to support the Seaside Scavenge and to join the fight to reduce single use plastic across Port Stephens.

    Port Stephens Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator Janelle Gardner says this is a new and important event for the area:

    “Here in Port Stephens we’re lucky to be surrounded by some of the best coastline around, but with that comes the responsibility to ensure it remains beautiful for years to come.

    Through the Seaside Scavenge we’re providing a fun opportunity for our community to get involved in cleaning up our beach. Running from 9am to 1pm, the Port Stephens Seaside Scavenge will see community members trading beach litter for a range of vintage and upcycled items including clothes, accessories and more at our pop-up market.

    We’re working to reduce our overall waste across the area and we’re hoping that this unique event will encourage our community to get involved. Whether it be through donating items for the pop-up market or taking part in the scavenge, there’s something for everyone,” Ms Gardner said.

  • EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE KREATIVE KOALAS DESIGN A BRIGHT FUTURE CHALLENGE

    2 months ago
    Kreativekoalas

    Kreative Koalas Is an innovative STEM project-based learning program that focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    It empowers teachers to engage young people with a diverse range of academic skills, provides them with teamwork, problem solving and communication skills and a creative vehicle to design real world projects that have real world impact.

    Competing for cash prizes and the title of Grand Champion Kreative Koala schools are:

    • Provided with a blank fibreglass koala for students to create an artwork on or to use as the subject of an artwork which focuses on a...

    Kreative Koalas Is an innovative STEM project-based learning program that focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    It empowers teachers to engage young people with a diverse range of academic skills, provides them with teamwork, problem solving and communication skills and a creative vehicle to design real world projects that have real world impact.

    Competing for cash prizes and the title of Grand Champion Kreative Koala schools are:

    • Provided with a blank fibreglass koala for students to create an artwork on or to use as the subject of an artwork which focuses on a sustainable development goal.
    • Paired with a Community Champions, business and community groups who hold the knowledge, wisdom and experience to assist the students to learn about local projects which are already addressing Australia’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitment.
    • Supported to empower students to co-create a project that they design, own and deliver either in-school or out in the community with their intergenerational mentors.
    • Provided with a vehicle for students to communicate what they learn in fun and creative ways to a broader online audience and their local community.
    • Supplied with a resource kit with curricular connections and Matisse paints.

    See the Power of the Koala here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lwFxyGDEHE

    For more information visit the website http://kreativekoalas.com.au/

    Please find the Expression of Interest brochure attached and the application form here


  • Business & Community Water Savers Program

    3 months ago
    Hunter water