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Farewell, sounds of silence

By Tracy Sorensen

Last Saturday I watched as a group of residents from Napoleon Reef tied strips of red, white, blue, black and yellow fabric to old gum trees. It was an exquisite sunny winter day that brought out the colours lifting in the gentle breeze.

Rare white wallaroo of Mt Pan dies

The following is a media release sent to BCCAN on Friday 5/8/16. The white wallaroos of Mt Panorama were a feature of our 2015 "200 Plants and Animals" exhibition. Pic is a mounted photograph by Tim Bergen as it appeared in the exhibition. 

Farmers Market - BCCAN stall

Event Date Time: 
23 Jul 2016 -
7:00am to 12:00pm

The monthly BCCAN stall at the Farmers Markets. Email Tracy on if you can help out! Otherwise, maybe see you there?

Gardens of Stone Exhibition, UTS, Sydney

Event Date Time: 
17 Sep 2016 - 10:00am to 18 Sep 2016 - 2:00pm

Wild storms give a picture of the future

By Tracey Carpenter

BCCAN is part of a nationwide network of people engaged on the frontline of climate impacts and the push for action to make our communities safe from extreme weather.

Mid north coast climate action group, CCA, president Harry Creamer had this to say about the horrifying east coast storms this week.

Successful farming and biodiversity go together

Farmers and environmentalists were once seen as sitting on opposite sides of the barbed wire fence, but that is rapidly changing.

The campaign against coal seam gas, or fracking, has seen so called “greenies” and farmers sitting side by side at the barricades trying to hold off mining interests that would alienate prime agricultural land.

Save the Macquarie - again!

Peter Drinkall of the Lithgow Environment Group has written an article giving background on the campaign to save the Macquarie River. You can download the PDF file that appears on this page. 

Chris Marshall's paper on the Bathurst landscape

Chris & Mary Marshall have now retired to the south coast. They will be sorely missed by environmentalists in Bathurst. You can read Chris's outstanding paper on the Bathurst landscape by downloading the PDF.

BCCAN's latest newsletter now available (April 2016)

Newsletter editor Laurana Smith has now completed our latest BCCAN Newsletter (No. 21). Download attached file.