Entries by belinda

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held from 21-27 October 2019. Register to become involved in the Aussie Bird Count and assist Birdlife Australia to understand more about the birds that live in our neighbourhood. All you have to do is sign up and get ready to start counting. You can count in your […]

SCCG Rock Pool Ramble

Have you ever wondered what lives in Sydney’s rock pools, and why these marine creatures are so important? Join us in exploring the rock platform at the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. When: Thursday 28 November 2019, 4pm Where: In front of the Bower Restaurant, Manly This is a free community event as part of […]

State of the Beaches Report 18-19

The 2018-19 State of the Beaches Report has been released by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Water quality has improved in 2018-19, assisted by dry weather. 98% of the 126 open ocean beaches have been graded as good or very good, with 5 beaches being upgraded to very good due to improved microbial […]

Media Release – Get the Site Right – 2 October

Running Run-off Out of Town: One Day Blitz on Building Site Controls Hundreds of building sites across Sydney and the Central Coast will be inspected on 15 October as part of a blitz to protect local waterways from run-off. The campaign targets erosion and sediment control on building and construction sites and highlights the impact […]

Constructing and Managing Wetlands, Bioretention Basins and Floating Rafts

This two-day workshop to be held on 24-25th October 2019, will focus on practical operations of tools and emerging technologies in knowing water plants, managing habitats and monitoring wetlands. The workshop will highlight lessons learnt from successful management and monitoring by using  practical tools. Participants will learn: • Rapid identification of water plants and weeds • […]

MyCoast NSW Study

The MyCoast NSW Study was undertaken by UNSW in partnership with the Sydney Coastal Councils Group and NSW Surf Life Saving, and funded through the joint State and Commonwealth Natural Disaster Resilience Program. The MyCoast NSW Study explores what the New South Wales community understands about coastal erosion and coastal inundation, as well as the […]

Media Release – 2 May 2019

Regulating Run-off: Polluters Targeted During May Inspection Blitz Building sites that fail to control their runoff will be in the firing line this month as the Get the Site Right campaign gets underway. The Get the Site Right compliance and education campaign will last throughout May, with council and EPA officers targeting erosion and sediment […]

Data Collection on Flying-Fox Heat Stress

Data is being collected to better understand the impacts of heat-stress on flying-fox species and to build a repository of flying-fox heat stress events.  If you have information on a local flying-fox camp that has been affected by heat-stress (past or present) please complete the Flying-fox heat stress data form developed by Western Sydney University, […]

SCCG Media Release – 11 December 2018

Endangered Shorebirds Threatened by Dogs on Protected Beaches: Endangered shorebirds in the Sydney region are being threatened by irresponsible pet owners illegally allowing their pets onto protected beaches.  Some of Sydney’s beaches provide vital habitat for species such as the threatened Little Penguin and the Pied Oystercatcher. Dogs are a key risk to these birds […]