Our Campaigns


End of year picnic!

It’s the Sutherland Shire Environment Centre catch up picnic, 30 year anniversary, and end of year celebration! Sunday 5 December from 11am to around 3pm

UPDATE: with the wet weather we’ll be meeting in the undercover area next to Audley cafe

There are bbq’s, picnic tables, and toilets.
Please save the date!  We’d love all our friends and supporters to join us!

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Port Hacking Shorebirds

Wednesday 24 November, 7:15pm, another shorebirds presentation, an opportunity to learn more about their habits and behaviour.
The speakers are Elisabeth Dark and Cathy Goswell from Birdlife Southern NSW, and the presentation is hosted by the National Parks Association Southern Sydney Branch.
Cathy will draw on her extensive experience to talk about Port Hacking bird species and their behaviours, and Elisabeth will talk about the habits, challenges and benefit to the ecosystem of migratory birds such as the Eastern Curlew. Join the zoom meeting at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.

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Shorebirds of Southern Sydney

Wednesday 13 October, 7pm – Join us for an evening webinar to learn about the migratory shorebirds of Southern Sydney. At this time of year migratory shorebirds can be seen in Southern Sydney at the Towra Point Nature Reserve Ramsar site, as well as in areas along the Georges River and Port Hacking. These birds have travelled thousands of kilometres, across multiple continents, over many days to reach our local shores. They are incredible birds with astounding stories of survival against the odds. These birds are currently feeding and resting in our beautiful local estuaries.

Migratory shorebird experts Debbie Andrew and Julie Keating will talk to us about the shorebird journeys and how we can all help protect them.

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About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at maintaining the natural beauty and character of our Shire, and surrounding waterways and parks.  We promote sustainability, support environmental education, and welcome community involvement to help us address environmental issues that affect the Shire and its bioregions.

A current focus is advocating for koala and wildlife corridors around the Shire. Another campaign seeks to protect our water supply at Woronora: our recent petition called for the mining underneath our reservoir to be stopped.  Through the SO Shire group we act to halt the increasing amount of pollution from plastic and microplastics that is washing up around our beaches and waterways. 

Sutherland Shire Environment Centre supports a number of other fantastic environmental initiatives, in addition to these campaigns.  If you are interested in living more sustainably at home, or at work, we may be able to help.  Our Sunny ShireSO Shire, and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire groups liaise with a number of local organisations, schools and businesses, and can offer advice about solar energy, batteries, and sustainable practices.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharawal and Gandangara peoples, who have cared and continue to care for country. 
We recognise that Aboriginal Sovereignty has never been ceded.  It is our goal to build restorative relations between peoples, and we pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging.