On-ground works stabilise erosion, remove sediment, control sediment & nutrient inputs, treat weeds & install native vegetation. Strength-based community development builds stakeholder & indigenous participant’s capacity for natural resource management. A Communication, Education, Participation & Action program promotes skills & commitment to sustain results.
The project is led by WetlandCare Australia, a highly effective national NGO in partnership with an established project team of land managers, community groups & education institutions.
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The University of Newcastle (UON) Landcare group, Tom Farrell Institute and Conservation Volunteers Australia are hosting a UON Landcare campus day meeting on Thursday 23rd March 10am-12pm. Community members and volunteers of all ages and experience are invited to attend.
Conservation Volunteers are celebrating the annual Clean up Australia day with a clean-up event on Friday 3rd March at Alnwick Road reserve, North Lambton. It is part of a program of events being held for the Newcastle Wetland Connections project.
Conservation Volunteers Australia invites you to an eco tour on Thursday 1st December, 4:30pm-6:30pm at Birubi Surf Club, James Patterson Street, Anna Bay, profiling the great work being done by the Worimi Green Army team. Everyone is welcome to attend, RSVP essential by Monday Nov 28.
Conservation Volunteers are hosting an Urban Waterways Walkabout starting from the corner of Acacia Ave and Leonora Parade in Waratah West on Saturday November 12 at 9am. It is part of a program of events being held for the Newcastle Wetland Connections project.
Conservation Volunteers are hosting a Canoe tour of Newcastle's wetlands on Saturday October 22, as part of a program of events being held for the Newcastle Wetland Connections project.
Newcastle Uni Callaghan Landcare, Tom Farrell Institute and WetlandCare Australia are hosting a Wetlands Planting day on Thursday September 15 from 10 am. Join volunteers as we plant 300 native plants to help support the previous Uni Callaghan Landcare works and promote the university's natural bushland campus.
Don Morris Walk Habitat Hike: Join us on Sunday 11 September for a guided walk with an ecologist providing interesting and informative commentary about the history of the Don Morris walk and information about the plants, birds and ecology that are present on the trail.
Here you can view the flyers and promotions for community events in the Newcastle Wetlands Connections Program.
WetlandCare Australia’s Newcastle Wetland Connections project is now three years through its four-year program of works. The goal of the project is to improve urban waterways in the upstream catchment of Hunter Wetlands Centre, a Ramsar listed wetland of international significance.
Click here to view the project update reports from 2013 to 2015.
Join us on Tuesday April 19 for a bush tucker planting day at the University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus to celebrate Green Week, as part of our Newcastle Wetland Connections project.
WetlandCare Australia was one of 12 partner organisations working with SERA to develop the national standards, and welcome the launch of this valuable resource.
Join us on Sunday March 6 2016 for Clean Up Australia Day in Braye Park, Newcastle. Morning tea provided.
Join us for a Shorebird Seminar at Hunter Wetlands Centre on World Wetland Day, Tuesday February 2. It will be a great chance to brush up your knowledge of Shorebird ecology and ID for anyone with an interest in estuary management and shorebird conservation, from the NSW Central Coast to Taree.
Newcastle Wetland Connections is a 4-year program led by WetlandCare Australia and funded by the Australian Government through the Caring for Our Country program. The total budget is $1.7 million, with a further $1.7 million of in-kind contributions from our partners. We are currently half way through Year 3.
Indigenous land management teams, government and community agencies will attend a workshop at the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council’s Murrook Cultural Centre at Williamtown on Thursday 10 December 2015 from 9am to 4pm.
WetlandCare Australia recently worked with students and teachers at Heaton Public School to help protect their local creek. Students were taken on a tour of Heaton Creek, which flows right through the school grounds, then shared their experience with the local community.
Join us for a Habitat Hike at Braye Park on Sunday 20 September, starting from the Lookout at 9am. It is part of a program of walks being held for the Newcastle Wetland Connections project. The walk will be guided by an ecologist and feature interesting and informative commentary about the plants, birds and ecology in the park.
WetlandCare Australia’s Newcastle Wetland Connections project is now two years through its four-year term. The goal of the project is to improve urban waterways in the upstream catchment of Hunter Wetlands Centre, a Ramsar listed wetland of international significance.
WetlandCare Australia has been tapping into the goodwill of community volunteers to restore urban waterways flowing into the Hunter Wetlands Centre Ramsar Site.
Join us on Thursday and Friday this week (7th and 8th of May) for wetland events in Newcastle.
WetlandCare Australia is hosting a Community Planting Day from 9 am – 11 am on Sunday 3rd May at the back of Allowah Reserve Oval, Waratah West in Newcastle.
Volunteers play a vital role in protecting and rehabilitating the Hunter estuary. WetlandCare Australia, with sponsorship from Hunter Local Land Services, has posted a video on YouTube showcasing the activity of volunteers in the estuary and calling on new people to step up and get involved.
If you are a land management professional, consultant, plant enthusiast or Landcare volunteer and want to learn more about wetland vegetation, please join us for a World Wetland Day Plants Workshop on Tuesday 3 February at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.
WetlandCare Australia is celebrating the graduation of two Indigenous trainees from a 6-month work program which will see them qualify with a Certificate 2 in Conservation and Land Management.
Would you like to meet like-minded neighbours, explore and learn about your local bushland and hear first-hand about the restoration of Ironbark Creek Catchment? WetlandCare Australia invites you to join free habitat hikes and activities in the Ironbark Creek Catchment.
WetlandCare Australia is presenting an education and outreach program with primary students in Newcastle. Students will learn about the values of urban creeks that border their own schools, threats faced by native plants and animals and how to care for creeks. Students will undertake a habitat hike and write a letter to their neighbours, which will outline what the wider community can do to care for their creeks.
Think of the city of Newcastle in New South Wales and chances are coal will immediately spring to mind. Think again. Newcastle’s wetlands have been identified as the most significant migratory shorebird habitat in New South Wales, and an important drought refuge for waterbirds. The assemblage of wetlands on the city’s doorstep includes the nationally listed Hexham Swamp, and the Hunter Wetlands National Park.
WetlandCare Australia is holding a World Wetlands Day celebration and special project launch on
Friday the 7th of February 2014 at the Wetlands Environmental Education Centre in Shortland from 4-5pm.
Three Aboriginal people will commence a 6-month program restoring bushland in the Waratah West area on Monday 7 April. The trainees have been employed by Conservation Volunteers Australia. Their work is central to the Newcastle Riparian-Ramsar Connections project, which is coordinated by WetlandCare Australia with funding from the Australian Government. The project aims to restore urban water ways in Newcastle while providing opportunities for Indigenous employment.
View the project newsletters and updates sent to the local community in Newcastle and surrounds.
The Newcastle Riparian-Ramsar Connections program will be delivered in partnership with as established project team of land managers, community groups and education institutions.
Boatman Creek is an urban waterway in the city of Newcastle NSW. The creek flows from the top of Braye Park through the university’s bushland campus and SEPP 14 freshwater wetlands to the Ramsar-listed Hunter Wetlands Centre. WetlandCare Australia has been awarded a major grant through the Australian Government’s Caring For Our Country program to restore the creek.