Mudcrabs awarded Community Group of the Year

The fantastic work of the Mudcrabs – Cooks River Eco-volunteers was recognised by Canterbury City Council at their 2016 Community Award Ceremony. The Mudcrabs were awarded The Community Group of the Year for 2016.

Congratulations to all Mudcrabs volunteers for all of your efforts and committment.

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Premier Mike Baird asked to take ACTION on CDL

Mike Aldrige, who is a member of the CRVA and an active Mudcrab, took some photos of the thousands of bottles deposited onto the foreshore of the Cooks River, following the flash flood on 21st October. These bottles are only a fraction of the many thousands of plastic bottles that would have been washed out to the ocean after this flood.

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Mike sent a copy of these photos to the Premier of NSW demanding that the State Government support the introduction of Container Deposit Legislation, as the most effective method of reducing the dumping of bottles into the Cooks River and our other waterways.

Read Mike’s email to the Premier by clicking here:

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Click “Acknowledgement” below to read the reply Mike got from the Premier’s Office.

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Cooks River Catchment Community Forum – Saturday 13 September 2014

The Cooks River Catchment Community Forum will be held on Saturday 13 September at Canterbury Public School (cnr Church St & Canterbury Road, Canterbury). Starts at 12 noon.

Keynote address will be by Dan Cunningham, from Sydney Water, looking at the current and planned works on the Cooks River. There will also be other displays, film, entertainment and activities.

You can register through cooksriverforum.eventbrite.com.au

Click on this link for more info.Cooks River Alliance Newsletter

Acknowledgement of Chris Bartlett’s contribution to Cooks River

A plaque acknowledging the significant contributions of Chris Bartlett to the rehabilitation and re-vegetation of the banks of Cooks River has been erected by Canterbury Council in Rosedale Reserve. This is the place where Chris began his work on the River and where the fledgling Mudcrabs first started to realize Chris’ dream of re-vegetating the banks of the Cooks River with indigenous plants. The plaque is fitting testimony to the vision of an inspirational man who will leave a permanent legacy on the Cooks River.

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