National Waterbug Blitz 27 September 2018 @ Frank Robinson Park
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Australia’s waterways under the magnifying glass!

Spring into a Waterbug Blitz in your local area!

The National Waterbug Blitz will bring scientists and citizen scientists together to look at river health on a local and national scale!

You are invited to an Introductory Workshop to learn how to collect and identify waterbugs, plus how to use the Waterbug App.

Then, you’ll have all the skills you need to do your own Waterbug Blitz at your local freshwater waterway!

Participants are to please bring along on the day:

– A folding chair

– Food & water/drinks for the day for yourself

– Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent – you will be working outdoors!!!

– Gumboots or waders

– Your smart phone with The Waterbug App downloaded to it – Google Play or iTunes App Store

For more information on the National Waterbug Blitz, go to

Your Introductory Workshop will be held on

Thursday 27th September

Frank Robinson Park*, Dungog

10:00am – 3:00pm

To RSVP, please contact

Jane Lloyd-Jones on 4938 4958 or

by 20th September

Limited places available, so be quick!

* Frank Robinson Memorial Park is on Stroud Hill Rd, on the left hand side heading out of Dungog towards Stroud

Heritage Talk and Biodiversity Walk 8 September 2018 @ Hunter River Reserve Lookout
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A Local TreasureThe Hunter River Reserve provides spectacular views over Luskintyre and Lambs Valley, cradled between Lambs Mountain and the Moonabung Range.

Containing one of the last remaining stands of intact native vegetation along the Lower Hunter River, endangered vegetation commu-nities, a host of native wildlife, and direct river access via historic sandstone steps and pathways, the reserve is a treasure trove of environmental and heritage features.

Heritage Talk and Biodiversity Walk Join us for a FREE ‘Heritage Talk and Biodiversity Walk’ to learn about the reserve’s unique history and environment.

Cost: FREE

Date: Saturday 8th September 2018

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Meet: Hunter River Reserve Lookout (accessed off Orient Street) – refer map overpage

Food: Lunch and refreshments provided.

Register to attend:

Ashley Bacales | NRM Project Coordinator

Hunter Joint Organisation

P: (02) 4978 4028



Biodiversity Day Blue Gum Hills Regional Park 4 October 2018 @ Blue Gum Hills Regional Park
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Free fun for families

Thursday 4 October, 10am-2pm, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, Minmi Road, Minmi (back-up day in case of cancellation Thursday 11 October)

Free BBQ lunch

  • Win great prizes
  • Interact with live native animals
  • Learn about bats, bees and birds
  • Free native plants
  • Free activities and craft
  • Learn about biodiversity
  • Nature walks
  • Meet other nature lovers
  • Freebies
  • Learn about volunteering in nature
  • Discover nature near you
Spotlights & Stories 12 October 2018 Belmont Wetlands @ Belmont Wetlands State Park
Oct 12 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Spotlights & Stories

Friday 12 October 6.45pm-8.30pm

Meet at Jewells Crossing Kalaroo Road, Belmont North

Free Nocturnal Bush Activity for kids (aged 6-12 years) in the school holidays.

Explore the forest at dusk and listen to cultural stories about the land.

All kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves, long pants, and bring a water bottle.

Book your spot at or 0429 267 234