Natural Connection Newcastle City Council News February 2017 Part 2

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Natural Connection Newcastle City Council News February 2017 Part 2

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What’s happening!

6:30pm to 9pm (free sausage sizzle at 6pm), Wednesday 22 February 2017

You’re invited to a free community screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’, a new award-winning film that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle on marine life and human health.

Described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time”, the feature-length documentary follows an international team of adventurers, researchers and ocean ambassadors on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what is truly lurking beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean.

The film night is being held at Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club (Ocean Street, Merewether) and is hosted by Newcastle City Council and Take 3 to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution and to discuss ways that we can help reverse the situation before it is too late.

RSVP is not essential, but it would still be great if you could register your interest on our Facebook event page.

Community Education Grants

Organisations in the Hunter region are invited to apply for funding through the second round of Hunter Local Land Services’ community education grants.

Community groups and not-for-profits can apply for up to $1000 to support activities such as organising community events, coordinating field days, workshops and courses, producing educational signage, publications or resources, or small-scale on-ground works that have an education focus.

Projects must be completed by 31 May 2017. Applications will be assessed as they are received and funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Contact the Hunter Local Land Services Paterson office on 02 4930 1030 or email admin.hunter@lls.nsw.gov.au to discuss your project.

Stay tuned

A Plastic Ocean screening at Event Cinemas Glendale – Wednesday 1 March 2017

Batty Events – March & April 2017

Throsby Creek Action Day – Sunday 2 April 2017

Project updates

Re-establishment of native vegetation behind new seawall

In late 2016 a new one hundred metre seawall at Merewether was completed. The previous wall was failing and rehabilitation was required to ensure its long term stability.

Merewether Landcare volunteers and Council’s Bushland services recently teamed up to plant approximately 300 coastal plants behind the seawall and repair the area disturbed by the works.

Merewether Landcare consists of about 30 active volunteers. Every Tuesday these volunteers meet to regenerate native vegetation along the coast. There hard work is invaluable and we are really seeing fantastic results. Interested in joining Landcare?

Landcare Group work days

For names, locations, meeting days and times of all Newcastle City Council Landcare groups:

Our vision is to preserve and protect biodiversity and our natural environment, and to foster community awareness and participation in sustainable natural resource management for Newcastle.

Volunteers of The City of Newcastle Landcare will be working within the framework of the Landcare Ethic: working towards the ecological restoration and sustainable management of the land and water resources in the Hunter Region and to pass on a healthier natural environment to future generations.