The Stepping Stones Corridor Project is a partnership project providing a wildlife corridor across public lands in Wyong Shire. The partners include; Community Environment Network (CEN), Bateau Bay Bushcare , Wyong Council , Hunter Central Rivers CMA with support from the NSW Environmental Trust .
Wyrrabalong National Park is divided into two major sections. One to the north of The Entrance and the other section to the south of Bateau Bay. Several years ago the strip of land along Tuggerah Lake from The Entrance to Long Jetty and then along Saltwater creek to Bateau Bay and Crackneck lookout was identified as an important stepping stone corridor for wildlife to travel between these two halves of the National Park.
The Stepping Stone Corridor begins in the islands at the mouth of Tuggerah Lakes. These islands are part of the northern section of Wyrrabalong National Park and they provide important wildlife habitat.
Travelling south the closest point of the shoreline is Picnic Point to the immediate west of The Entrance Town Centre. A substantial amount of the land was reclaimed in the late 1980s and early 1990s as part of the lakes recovery project. A significant area is open and sandy with little vegetation, mostly casuarina glauca.
Bateau Bay Bushcare was formed in 1988 when volunteers and the Bateau Bay Progress Association joined forces.
John Salmon, the founder of Bateau Bay Bushcare has 30 years experience in bush regeneration.
John realised from his experience that the work of volunteers needed to be made as easy as possible and to be efficient to maximise those efforts. He has developed many techniques and tools to make the work efficient.