Manning Coastcare’s focus is the conservation of the biodiversity of the coastal habitat and wildlife corridor on the mid-north coast of NSW in publicly owned coastal Crown Reserve Land /State Park between Crowdy Head and Hallidays Point. We are particularly concerned with protecting the littoral rainforests of the area and are a community-based, not-for-profit Incorporated Association made up of member groups and individuals. We also organize field days and workshops on a range of topics.
In addition to the many hours of restoration work undertaken by our volunteers, we also occasionally employ qualified contractors to undertake works, paid for with grant funding. We strive to develop our skills in the control of high priority weeds such as Asparagus weed and Bitou Bush. Our funding is mostly from the State government through Landcare NSW and the Hunter Local Land Services. In 2006 Manning Coastcare was incorporated as Manning Coastcare Group Inc – a not-for-profit legal entity #9885445 under the Associations Incorporation Act of NSW (ABN 73302754263).
Our Landcare Coordinator, Helen Kemp, is funded to work the equivalent of one day a week. Helen’s hours are usually 9:30 – 11:30am Monday to Thursday.
Join Manning Coastcare
We welcome new members, both as individuals and groups, with membership just $1 a year. Download our membership information form here or contact Helen to find out about joining a local group.
Subgroups and Connections
A number of subgroups, as follows, are associated with Manning Coastcare and more can form as required. All subgroups are represented on the Manning Coastcare Committee. Click through to find out more about each of our groups.
Hallidays Point Landcare
Wallabi Point Coastcare
Old Bar Coastcare
Manning Point Coastcare
Open Letter to Stephen Bromhead MP regarding the potential permanent openings of the Manning River
The Committee of Manning Coastcare Group Inc. is concerned at the groundswell of public information and opinion which appears to be biased towards hypothetical economic, commercial and recreational outcomes from the proposed permanent openings of the Manning River, with little accuracy in terms of likely environmental and ecological impacts.
Over our 20+ year history, Manning Coastcare has been involved in the development of a large number of resources. Some of these can be found below, with more regional resources available on the MC2T resources page.
Wallabi Point Littoral Rainforest & Post Fire Rehabilitation
The Manning River Delta
Manning Coastcare since 1996
Working at Manning Point
Manning Coastcare Working at Old Bar
Birds of the Manning Coast
Bush Tucker Plants of the Manning Coast
Common Weeds of the Manning Coast
Plants found on dunes in the Manning
Manning Coastcare Group takes governance of our not-for-profit organisation seriously and has a number of policies in place with respect to our management. Members may find the following policies of interest.