Nature Conservation Council meets at Bermagui, Narooma

THE NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) and South East Region Conservation Alliance (SERCA) will jointly host the NCC NSW Regional Conference on Saturday morning, May 31 at Bermagui Surf Life Saving Club.

A special focus is on the South Coast, where many old environmental battles still haven’t been resolved and new challenges are emerging.

Organisers say with both Commonwealth and NSW Governments weakening environmental protections, cutting back funding for programs, and failing to deal with climate change, community action is more important than ever.

Topics with Q&A sessions start at 9.30am and will cover woodchipping and burning wood for power generation, fracking, marine parks, community science and a better coastal planning system.

Speakers and Q & A sessions plus workshops will include: NSW NCC - Professor Don White and Chief Executive Officer, Pepe Clark, SERCA Spokesperson - Prue Acton, NCC Marine Campaigner - Daisy Barham, NCC Community Organiser - Pablo Brait, on Statewide mining campaigning, Chipstop - Harriet Swift, Potoroo Palace - John Marsh.

The Saturday morning sessions are free. Find out more through the NCC website at

Marine Parks meeting at Narooma

THE Nature Coast Marine Group and Nature Conservation Council’s marine campaigner are hosting a meeting about threats to the Batemans Marine Park at the Narooma Library at 6pm on Monday, June 2.

Where: Narooma Library, Field Street, near the corner with Graham Street, Narooma.

“Now's the perfect time to get together to talk about the threats to Batemans Marine Park, before the Government winds back protection even more,” campaigner Daisy Barham said. “With a new Premier we have a new opportunity to turn the situation around for our marine life and all those who love our coastal lifestyle.”