Protecting the Clarence Valley since 1989

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The Clarence Environment Centre’s priority is the protection and conservation of flora, fauna and natural landscape in the Clarence Valley and river catchment.

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No Mines Clarence Valley Campaign

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Join the platy-project this September and record your sightings!

This September, the Australian Conservation Foundation is running a month of action for our beloved platypus called the 'platy-project'. We are asking nature-lovers like you to record where you do - or don't! - see platypus in the wild, so researchers can map their range and help to protect them better! Keen to learn more and get involved? Take part in the #platyproject month of action, and you’ll help researchers understand more about this elusive animal, and how we can better protect it. Learn more and sign-up at the link below

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Support our work with a donation today. Donate as much or as little as you like, because every little bit helps to keep the CEC protecting the Clarence Valley and it's catchment.

Next event: Picnic for Nature 16th Oct

Bring a picnic lunch and something to sit on. It's an all ages event and everyone is welcome, so come along with your friends, family and neighbours... It's going to be a great day!

Current Issues, Media & Newsletters

Clarence Valley Picnic for Nature 16 Oct 2022

On the 16th of October this year, we’ll be holding our first Picnic for Nature where communities across the state will come together to host and hold picnics to celebrate nature. This is more than just a fun day of getting outside with family and friends, it’s an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty and biodiversity of our local area and a chance for you to connect with your community and local environmental groups.

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CEC Winter Newsletter 2022

Who could have predicted that? They have to be kidding!
CEC, working in support of Clarence Valley Council’s Koala Working Group
Land for Wildlife new members and properties in the Clarence Valley
Ending NSW native forest logging by 2024 to prepare for the climate emergency
Rest in Peace
State of the Environment Report, by Meredith Stanton
Small actions count; saving part of a population of the threatened pea Tephrosia filipes beneath powerlines. By Clive Barker
Microbats still thriving at Shannon Creek
Requesting a further chang

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Spring is here – and what a day in the bush!

We found the endangered shrub Grevillea masonii, Caladenia fuscata, or Dusky Fingers orchid, a Black She-oak, Allocasuarina litoralis with a mass of freshly chewed cones, a sure sign of the endangered Glossy-black Cockatoo, a spectacular flowering Boronia chartacea and the biggest cane toad ever!

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Thanks to Wild Country & donor

for the small grant which will be used to control and remove invasive species that choke native habitat.

The Project
August 21 2022

NSW Allows Logging Near Koala Habitats And Risks Species’ Extinction


Back in 2013, Clarence Environment Centre members, community and businesses had a strong and powerful presence at the Clarence Valley’s first coal seam gas (CSG) drill-site at Glenugie during a prolonged 8-week peaceful, but indomitable on-ground campaign to stop work progressing. On the of 7th January, more than 40 police, including members of the Tactical Response Group and Police Rescue removed (with difficulty) a number of protesters locked-on to equipment, trees and structures which effectively broke up the blockade. However, it was all worth it as the protest caused significant major delays for the drilling and also drained funds which eventually caused Metgasco to pull out of the Clarence Valley and test for a more malleable community to the north. But alas, when they were met with a well-versed and even stronger opposition at Bentley, the NSW government was forced to declare Northern Rivers off limits to gas exploration!!