START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
Mar 7, 2010

NEWCASTLE FAMILY 'MUCKS IN' for Tree Day 2008. It's wonderful to see them starting young!
doug and josh
Photos above by Wendy Baker, Newcastle

Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , ,
Posted: Mar 7, 2010 9:53pm
Mar 7, 2010

The Warrumbungles, NSW
What I Owe Wilf Dews, Rhona and John Dorman

These 3 E's are how wildlife protector Wilf Dews summed up his philosophy. Born in 1909 in Teralba on the shores of Lake Macquarie, NSW, Mr Dews was passionate about the Australian environment and about educating Australians about the importance of ecology. He was one of the founding members of the Newcastle Flora and Fauna Proctection Society, NSW, active in the 60s and 70s. As a 10 year old I was fortunate to tag along on fieldtrips with the Flora and Fauna Society. and to listen and learn from Wilf Dews, John Dorman, et al. It's satisfying to know that I was part of the effort that stopped a highway from ploughing through Newcastle's beautiful Blackbutt Reserve; that raised awareness of the importance of wetlands; that planted trees throughout the Hunter Valley; and investigated eroding creekbanks.
My motivation for co-hosting in An Orchid In Australia
is to Educate, to Encourage, and to provide Example,
in honour of Wilf Dews' life work.

An Orchid In Australia

Visibility: Everyone
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted: Mar 7, 2010 8:25pm
Dec 9, 2008

From A Brief and Pleasant Stop in Newcastle - Sea Shepherd:

The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin arrived in Newcastle, New South Wales on December 6th for a brief visit to take on fuel and oil.

Daryl Hannah left the ship here to fly out to do a project with Oceanographer Sylvia Earle. She will be returning at a later date to rejoin the crew. While onboard she was a very enthusiastic crewmember and a natural helmsman.

Another celebrity greeted us on our arrival in Newcastle. Teen model Skye Bortoli of Teens Against Whaling came by with her mother, grandmother and sister to welcome us to their home town. Skye also may be joining the crew at a later date. Skye has attended the last two International Whaling Commission meetings, in Anchorage, Alaska in 2007 and in Santiago, Chile in 2008.

At ages 14, 15 and 16 as of next week, Skye has demonstrated that age is not a barrier to becoming an effective activist.

(Photo shows Paul Watson with Skye Bortoli of "Teens Against Whaling".)


Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.


Jenny Dooley
, 3, 2 children
Eastlakes, SW, Australia
Shares by Type:
All (348) | Blog (298) | Alert (14) | Top 10 List (1) | Recipe (8) | Photo (1) | Tribute (1) | Message (25)

Showing shares tagged with: newcastle [show all]
(1 comments  |  discussions )
\\nZEN was suspended by Eric with no warning. We don\\\'t know any reasons nor how long it will last....\\r\\nI asked about it on the forum but my post was immediately deleted. 2 threads and petitions about Zen also. And 2 her help-groups. :-(\\r\\nUntill to...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Look Grandma I can stand!!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Bath time is FUN time!!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
I love it when someone reads too me!!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Just pink!!  I am the best Valentine you could have! Think Pink!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Ally Jo my little Valentine.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Look out!!  This guy just got his drivers permit!  Nathan, I am proud of you sweetheart! My first grandchild driving!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
This is my oldest daughter and her son. My Grandson!
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\r\\nCOME TO: \\r\\nTucson\\\' s 32nd Annual Peace Fair and Music Festival2014 Theme: Climate JusticeThis FREE event is Arizona\\\'s largest gathering of Peace, Justice, and Environmental groups, with Live Music, Tables, Food, Entertainment, Children\\\'s ...
by Barb K.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions )
\\n\\r\\nHello my C2 Family, \\r\\nFirst let me say Thank You to those of you who have so sweetly fwd my posts. You are SO AWESOME!! I will never forget your help. Anytime I can repay the favour, please tell me. Second, my Submit button has disappeared lea...