Waterwatch is a national water quality monitoring program involving schools and community groups. CEN has coordinated the Waterwatch program in Gosford and Wyong since 1997 - however funding is always tight.
Over the past few years, funding support from government has been significantly reduced.
We need your support to:
Help us to ensure that planning on the Central Coast is in keeping with Ecologically Sustainable Development.
We need our Councils and State government to listen to our communities and ensure that our environment is protected.
CEN is a supporting organisation for the Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre. We provide administration support and work with other partners such as the University of Newcastle to support the work that the CCMDC does.
The CCMDC relies on donations, a small admission charge, sponsorship and occasional grants to continue its important education work.
The Coastal Open Space System (COSS) is a network of reserves supporting natural vegetation that are managed by Gosford Council for a number of environmental and community values.
COSS lands provide important ecological habitats (or homes) and essential linkages (wildlife corridors) for diverse fauna and flora. These natural areas are also popular places for leisure and relaxation with residents and visitors alike.
The COSS scheme is unique to the Gosford Council and was established in 1984. Areas identified as having significant ecological, cultural and historical value were earmarked for future protection and conservation by the council.
Existing COSS lands have been voluntarily acquired by Gosford Council for the benefit of the community. Approximately 70% of those lands identified have now come into public ownership for the benefit of the community. COSS is an important legacy and there is still more to do to.