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.
Protecting the Clarence Valley since 1989
The Clarence Environment Centre’s priority is the protection and conservation of flora, fauna and natural landscape in the Clarence Valley and river catchment.
Land for Wildlife Program
No Mines Clarence Valley Campaign
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Join the platy-project this September and record your sightings!
Next event: Picnic for Nature 16th Oct
Current Issues, Media & Newsletters
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
In conclusion it seems that, given the modern genetic testing that is available, perhaps some effort could have been made to determine if those other populations are in fact B. hapalophylla, or possibly even an undescribed species, before proceeding with the delisting.
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!
August 21 2022
NSW Allows Logging Near Koala Habitats And Risks Species’ Extinction
NO MORE COAL SEAM GAS EXPLORATION FOR THE CLARENCE VALLEY AND THE NORTHERN RIVERS
THE GLENUGIE BLOCKADE
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!!