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December 2019

Sea Week Boat Harbour Ocean Outfall clean up

December 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Boat Harbour Sand Dunes, Kurnell Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia Boat Harbour, nsw Australia + Google Map

SO SHIRE Tangaroa Blue Boat Harbour Ocean Outfall clean Up for SEAWEEK - Tuesday 12 December, 11.30 - 1.30pm. Collect marine debris beach and submit data on the Tangaroa Blue AMDI and as part of the Clean Ocean Foundation and AUSMAP survey of ocean outfalls, including small micro plastic sieving. This data is instrumental in building a case for better wastewater treatment and lobbying our government to phase out single-use plastics. Single day entry for cars is $30 per car, or $160…

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Shire Ride : Sutherland to Cronulla – cancelled

December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Sutherland Post Office, Flora Street
Sutherland, New South Wales 2232 Australia
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Put on the reindeer horns and decorate your bike for our Christmas ride : the iconic Sutherland to Cronulla. In the absence of a dedicated shared path through our beautiful Shire we will use whatever cycleways and quiet streets we can find. We will head down via council cycleways through Sylvania Waters and around Woolooware Bay. At Cronulla we will eat and be merry, then either hop on a train if you want or ride back to Sutherland along what…

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February 2020

Menai Wildflower Group

February 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Illawong Rural Fire Brigade, Old Illawarra Road
Illawong, NSW 2234 Australia
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Features Ruby Paroissein from University of NSW Speaking about her paper on Actinotus forsythii, the beautiful, rarely seen pink flannel flower. Plant sales, Open garden. Supper. Raffle. Lucky Door prize.

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Sutherland Climate Action network workshop – protect our water – Narrabri coal-seam gas fracking info session

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CLUB on EAST, 7 East Parade
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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. . The NSW State government’s recent deal with the Federal coalition to promote renewables has come with a dangerous sting in the tail – coal seam gas mining – with damage to groundwater that farmers rely on to survive: 900 wells will be drilled if the Santos Narrabri Gas project goes ahead.The Narrabri Gas operation threatens the Great Artesian Basin, and the operation itself will use a huge amount of water - 37.5 GL litres. Santos themselves predict a…

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Follow the Sun

February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sutherland Multi-Purpose Centre, 123 Flora St
Sutherland, NSW 2232 Australia
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The National Parks Association are hosting a talk by Bill and Julie Lawler: Follow the Sun - an extreme grey nomad global adventure! Bill and Julie Lawler are spending six continuous northern and southern hemisphere summers in a row travelling by vehicle following the sun.Hear about their experience of travelling 543 days in a camper across five continents, 51 countries and over 130,000 kilometres. All welcome. For more information contact: ssydney@npansw.org.au The National Parks Association offers members over 1000 free…

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Sea Shepherd Australia Garie Beach clean up

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Garie Beach, Royal National Park Garie, NSW 2233 Australia + Google Map

Garie is such a beautiful beach, situated in the middle of the Royal National Park, but it seems that sadly, a lot of debris is also washing up on the beach. The Sea Shepherd Australia - Marine Debris Campaign Sydney team have now arranged a beach clean up at Garie in February. Everyone is welcome, and this is will be a great opportunity to dig in and help Sea Shepherd free the area of plastic pollution! - 10.00am – 1.00pm - Beach…

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March 2020

Bill Ryan Memorial

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tradies Gymea, Kingsway, Kingsway
Gymea, NSW 2227 Australia
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Bill's Memorial will be a wonderful chance to connect and share memories and stories of this great man. It will be a casual affair in the Elouera Room at Tradies Gymea. Wear clothing that celebrates Bill's activism - but remember Tradies is a registered club with minimum dress standards and footwear requirements. The club is a short 500m walk from Gymea railway station: turn right and walk north on Gymea Bay Rd, cross the Kingsway at traffic lights then turn…

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Save Yarra Bay Protest Flotilla! Now Cancelled

March 22 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yarra Bay Yarra Bay, NSW 2019 Australia + Google Map

UPDATE: Event now Cancelled Save the Bay Coalition (Save Yarra Bay Coalition) is holding an on-water flotilla and beach event calling for the NSW Government to halt plans to build a cruise terminal in Botany Bay. This is such an important area, and is situated close to our Ramsar listed Towra Point aquatic wetlands. . For the flotilla please bring your boat, kayak, canoe, yacht, inflatable, surfboard, dinghy, tinnie, dragon boat, swan boat, boogie board - ANYTHING that is safe! Those…

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Parliamentary Debate – Protect Woronora dam & our water supply! Now Cancelled

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NSW Parliament, 6 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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. . Now cancelled - - the long overdue parliamentary debate - 10,690 people have signed a petition to protect our water and stop the mining under Woronora Reservoir and our 'Special Area' catchment. Now we're waiting on the politicians to step up and do the right thing. ... . We have been advised that parliament will still be sitting despite the coronavirus, and the debate will be taking place, but that the public gallery will now be closed. .…

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July 2020

Call to Writers – RD Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Prize 2020

July 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In honour of its former patron, Bob Walshe, who passed away in March 2018, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre holds an annual Writing for the Environment prize. Writing was a passion and a skill of Bob’s. He taught and inspired many people to write and write and write!  And the origins of the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre was in a writing course in the Sutherland Shire. Through the R D Walshe Memorial Writing for the Environment Prize, SSEC continues to value…

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