Weekend 21st -22nd to the Swansea Centre seen the
CALM`D Coast And Lake Marine Debris School Art Exhibition / Display together with Swansea Community Cottage`s "Art by the Lake" Art Show.
All entries displayed at Swansea Library for All of November
(together with other marine debris displays)
Results of judging Here are the results of the judging of the artworks by the 3 judges.
Congratulations to all those involved the artworks expressed the effects of Marine Debris on the World`s Oceans and Waterways.
First Place: Year 1 St Patrick`s Primary, Swansea
Second Place: Year 3H Swansea Public, Swansea
Year 6 St Patrick`s Primary, Swansea
Year 5 St Patrick`s Primary, Swansea
Year 3 Caves Beach Public, Caves Beach
Year 4 Caves Beach Public, Caves Beach
Monthly meeting: held every 2nd Tuesday
All welcome to our monthly meeting , 2nd Tues / Month
Tuesday 12 December at CavesBeachSide Resort
[Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows] at 7pm
(look for a sign & small green Bali flag) or ph/text us on 0490 00 0964
[AGM] Annual General Meeting also held Tuesday 12 December 2017
Look in foyer area for a small green Bali flag outside meeting room
If you get a chance let us know if you plan to attend. Sometimes we need to change the meeting details at the last minute.
We have made great progress in identifying and prioritising projects into short, medium and long term.
If you have a great project idea why not come along and share it with us. We can add it to our list.
We have a great project:
The CALM'D School Art Competition
Coast And Lake Marine Debris
School Art Competition
and upcoming exhibition
CALM`D entries that involved our local Caves Beach and Swansea schools, all displayed for November at Swansea Library together with other marine debris displays and at the same time help awareness to improve our lake, Swansea channel and ocean foreshores.
Phone: 0490 00 0964 IF UNANSWERED 4921 0117.
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You can organise a Clean Up Site on any day of the year. Clean Up Sites can be on a one-off or weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.
AGM (Annual General Meeting) was Held Tuesday 8 November 2016
AGM Financial Statements Issued
AGM Committee Positions Declared Vacated
Election of Committee Positions
Nominations for Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and any assistants to these positions
Seconded by persons for each position
One Nominations submitted by email prior to AGM as well another at AGM
Ross W elected as Chairperson & Chris D elected as Treasurer
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Our Monthly Meeting followed
A bit about us and our plan
In March 2014, the Swansea and Swansea Heads Sustainable Neighbourhood Groups joined forces and expanded into Caves Beach to form the Caves Beach - Swansea Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group.
Since then we have been engaging with our neighbours and have created a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan. Click on the image here to download a copy.
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CALM`D School Art Competition
[Coast And Lake Marine Debris - School Art Competition]
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(Coast And Lake Marine Debris) School Art Competition
The Caves Beach - Swansea Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group (CBSASNG) held an art competition and exhibition for local schools 21 - 22 October 2017.
The competition invites local schools to participate by producing artworks from marine debris collected from our local parks and foreshores.
This initiative seeks to raise awareness of and educate the children about the environmental impact of marine debris while also providing an opportunity for creative expression.
The exhibition will showcase works created by the children and will be held in the Swansea Community Centre from 20 - 22 October 2017. Selected art works will be exhibited for one month in Swansea Library and one week the Finite Art Gallery, Caves Beach.
We would like to thank *
*Ocean & Coastal Care Initiatives (OCCI) Lake Macquarie-Newcastle
for the sponsorship of a prize package for a primary school including a ‘specially tailored’ school visit (educational activity) and a prize pack of resources with a marine focus.
* The Office of the NSW State Member for Swansea for their help in this competition/exhibition.
*WOOLWORTHS Supermarket Swansea for their help in this competition/exhibition.
*AMOS AIR Caves Beach
Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Heating for their help in this competition/exhibition.
*BUNNINGS Harware Belmont
for their help in this competition/exhibition.
Thank you !, the Marine environment needs all the help we can muster including our local area from the
Coast And Lake Marine`Debris
Council’s Eco Angels program can help you hold your own clean up activity
– any time of the year.
For more information go to www.lakemac.com.au/environment/sustainable-programs/eco-angel-program Who can be involvedAny school, community group, business, sporting group or charity can organise a clean-up event
Marine Debris ~ Eco Angel Clean Up.
With support from Hunter Local Land Services, Australian Government National Landcare Programme, Lake Macquarie City Council, NSW EPA "Waste Less Recycle More"
Woolworths and Coles Supermarkets provided for a BBQ for volunteers,
Clean-up Australia Day held
at Reids Reserve
Residents Dave and Donna for organising the clean-up
and all the residents that picked up rubbish together with recyclables on the day
Thanks also to people that clean-up on everyday
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Check out our previous events
Clean up Jan 2016
Caves Beach - Swansea Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group held a litter clean up along our beautiful coastline and lake foreshore.
Swansea foreshore & Swansea Heads
Super Street Sale Swansea Heads , August 2015
Super Street Sale -
Hold a garage sale with 2 or more of your neighbours.
www.lakemac.com.au/super-street-sale Register & Upcoming sales