Mangroves are crucial to the health of our Top End coasts – supplying us with oxygen, storing carbon and providing nurseries for important commercial and recreational fish.
Clearing of mangroves affects our lifestyle, our livelihoods, and our marine life. Yet a proposed development now threatens the health of our Harbour. The NT Government is considering whether or not to allow a proposal to clear up to 25 hectares of mangroves for 1100 dwellings for the Bayview development, ‘The Boulevarde’.
While the Labor opposition have ruled against the proposal, the fate of our mangroves sits with the current government.
It’s yet another example of the Territory government continuing to put their development agenda against the concerns of residents, which could permanently damage our treasured lifestyle.
Read more about Bayview here and here.
This is pure Mangrove Madness! Please sign the petition today.
Go here to sign the petition.
Hail Caesar film night!
Our Hail Caesar! film night was a big success. We had about twice the turnout of last years' film and probably raised about twice the funds.
We wanted to thank everyone who helped out on the night and everyone who attended. You all helped make this night a great success.
We also wanted to thank everyone who brought a cake for the bake-off and those helped sponsor the night: Moorish cafe, NT General store, Elevated boutique, Darwin yoga space, Ethical adventures, Territory wildlife park, Friendly pools and spa, Read back books, Cameos homewares, Sea Darwin, Cafe de la Plage, Parap fine foods and of course the Deckchair Cinema for their continued support to us and other community groups.
Volunteers needed - Creekwatch Tour
We need some wonderful helping hands to deliver the Environment Center’s CreekWatch MEET THE CREEKS TOUR to be held on Saturday 18th June. We are hoping it will be a chance for community members to network, find out more about creeks, and have fun, BUT we need:
- MINIBUS DRIVERS - 2 safe drivers with current NT driver's licences to drive 12 seater minibuses from about 8 am to 5.30 pm. (Just an ordinary car licence is required.)
- TOUR TALKS AND TIMEKEEPERS - 2 organised people from about 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
- KIDS ACTIVITY INSPIRERS - 2 creative folk from about 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
- VENUE AND LUNCH SET UP - 2 or 3 stylish folk from about 9 am to 4 pm.
If you would like to help please contact Robin MacGillivray: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0404 622 600.
Don't want to volunteer but would like to join the tour?
There will be a full itinerary and booking details in the next edition of Turtle Times.
World Turtle Day
In the Top End we have a lot to celebrate on World Turtle Day! Six of the world’s seven sea turtle species can be found nesting or foraging along our coast. Come along to our annual turtle celebration.
When: Sunday 22 May 4:30pm
Where: Mindil Beach.
• Learn which nesting tracks belong to which species of turtle.
• Play a game of tic-tac-turtle.
• Make origami turtles.
• Help our turtles by participating in a beach clean.
• Plus more fun activities for the whole family.
Hope you can join us!
Some of you will have received emails letting you know that your membership has expired. Please rejoin the centre when you can.
If you have not joined yet, please do so. Every member we have makes our message stronger.
To join online, visit our website here:
Or call Pete in the office on (08) 8981 1984.