Join a group

Port Stephens Council supports an array of environmental volunteer groups striving to protect our stunning ecosystem.

Find your local group below, then email or call 4988 0517 to join.

This group of meets most Tuesday mornings to tidy and maintain various areas around the village of Anna Bay, from weeding, mulching and planting.

This group meets ad hoc to maintain the pathways in the Boat Harbour headland, off Kingsley Dr.

The Conroy Park Coastcare team is dedicated to preserving the Conroy Park and Corlette Foreshore from the damaging impacts of erosion. Their activities consist of weed control, erosion remediation and increasing native biodiversity in the area.

The Corlette group meets alternating Monday and Wednesday mornings across a few different sites, including Bagnalls Beach, Roy Wood Reserve and the Kingfisher Reserve detention basin. Their activities consist of bush regeneration, weeding and garden maintenance.

This group meets on the first Sunday of the month to maintain and tidy up the beautiful Barry Park.

Fishermans Bay Landcare primarily works in Tomaree National Park to undertake bush regeneration and primary weeding. Expression of interest to join this group is through the National Parks Association of NSW.

This group maintains the pathways at the Fly Point Reserve native flora gardens every second Wednesday. They also promote the history and biodiversity of the landscape by making brochures available throughout the reserve.

This group undertakes park maintenance activities on agreed working bee days in the maintained area adjoining the Nyrang Reserve endangered coastal swamp forest. Native flora gardens are proposed in the park which will be maintained by the group.

The Gan Gan Lookout Group works in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Nelson Bay to undertake ad hoc maintenance activities such as weed management and rubbish removal at the site.

This group undertakes management of weeds in the Karuah wetlands. They recently undertook a significant project in Memorial Park to rehabilitate the bank with native species.

The Kent Guardians Landcare work in conjunction with neighbouring houses to plant koala feed trees and manage non-native species along the maintained area of Greenplay Point Reserve in support of the littoral rainforest action plan.

This group previously met monthly to increase biodiversity in Lemon Tree Passage, and monitor the boardwalk in Mungarra Reserve. The group will now meet ad hoc to undertake land care activities.

This group works within the boundaries of Mallabula. They are working to remove invasive weeds and repair and renew walkways in the reserves to encourage increased safe use of the remnant bushland.

The Mambo Wanda Wetlands group focusses on bushcare in the highly valued Mambo Wetlands, and adjoining areas. They meet weekly on a Wednesday to undertake bush regeneration weeding and rubbish removal, and work closely with the Soldiers Point-Salamander Bay group.

The below plan outlines an environmental project for the local community to make a difference in a valuable natural area. If you’d like to get involved, please contact the Volunteers Support Officer.

The Nelson Bay West group are rehabilitating the Bridle Path by managing weeds and restoring biodiversity, meeting the first Monday of the month. They also conduct working bees at Bagnalls Beach, and occasional ad hoc working bees.

The Ngioka nursery offers various opportunities to grow skills in native species identification, seed germination, propagation, plant stock management and grounds maintenance. It is open Tuesday and Friday mornings to support the growth of plants which are donated to local environmental care groups.

This group undertakes weed management activities in Boomerang Park, meeting on Friday afternoons to promote the conservation of the historic park.

This committee meets and undertakes administration to advise on various projects in the local area.

The Shoal Bay group meets weekly on Wednesdays to undertake dune stabilisation plantings and maintain the native flora gardens along the foreshore.

Shoal Bay West works to undertake land management activities in Anzac Park and along the western end of the Shoal Bay foreshore, meeting ad hoc to preserve the local environment.

The Soldiers Point-Salamander Bay group focusses on bushcare in the local area. They meet weekly on a Wednesday to undertake bush regeneration weeding, and work closely with the Mambo Wanda Wetlands group.

This group undertakes activities to maintain the Tanilba Foreshore.

This group works closely with the Mallabulla group to promote landcare and accessibility in the Tanilba Bay – Mallabulla area. A major project shared by the groups is the creation and regeneration of a koala forest in the degraded areas adjoining the Mallabulla Sports Complex.