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Society’s 8th Annual Spring Bird Survey
Posted on 1st January 2021

This year’s annual bird survey took place on Sunday 1 November. A total of 16 people signed on at 6.45 am in Paddy Gray Reserve in Hereford St and were allocated to ten survey sites across Glebe and Forest Lodge including streets, parks and along waterways.

Environmental news from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 6th April 2022

The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture will this year feature Professor Dieter Hochuli talking on ‘How nature survives and thrives in urban environments, and why it matters for the future of our cities’. It is on 25 May. Also read news from the Glebe bushcare groups.

A foreshore journey with an ecological theme – Glebe Society Guided Walk
Posted on 6th April 2022

A report on a fascinating guided walk in March that focussed on the Blackwattle Bay foreshore and the ecology of the area.

Report from Glebe Public School on the outcomes of their 2021 Craney Small Grant
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Craney Small Grants Program has generously provided Glebe Public School with the opportunity to inform, educate and enact sustainable practices and programs across our school.

Pedestrian safety still at risk at new Sydney Fish Market site
Posted on 7th March 2022

Transport for NSW officials have responded to urgent concerns over pedestrian safety along Bridge Rd, next to the construction site of the New Sydney Fish Market. Transport for NSW plans to improve signage ‘within a few weeks’, and that they were currently undertaking a pedestrian safety review, which they aim to implement ‘sooner rather than later’. The results of the review will not be publicly available.

Update: proposed eco-corridor as part of the future for Bays West
Posted on 7th March 2022

A wildlife corridor is being proposed for the foreshores of our bays. The corridor, which would link to similar corridors in Glebe, Annandale, the Greenway and Callan Park, should be included in the government’s Bays West plans.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 11th November 2021

The main news was the celebration on October 19 of Norma Hawkins’ 99th birthday and the planting of a tree in her honour. In other news, the Council has released for comment its Draft Plans of Management for Glebe’s crown lands and Sydney Water’s naturalisation work on the Johnstons creek/canal has been completed.

Glebe’s environmental assets
Posted on 6th November 2021

Eva Ancher, who is in Year 6 at school, lives in Glebe. Read her thoughts on the our local environment.

Position vacant – environment convenor
Posted on 4th October 2021

The Glebe Society is looking for a new convenor for the Environment Subcommittee. Are you interested?

Blue Wren sighting in Glebe!
Posted on 7th September 2021

In May this year two Superb Fairywrens were spotted at Glebe Point, the first confirmed sighting since 2016

Protecting our environment – sewage pumping stations serving Glebe
Posted on 14th September 2021

Four low level sewage pumping stations serve Glebe and surrounding areas, part of a network constructed at the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries in response to the outbreaks of typhoid which plagued Sydney from the 1870s to 1890s. Built at a time when small-scale utilitarian buildings were given as much careful attention as public buildings.

2021 Craney Small Grants to support biodiversity projects in local preschools and schools
Posted on 11th July 2021

Small grants awarded to SDN Preschool Glebe, Explore and Develop Preschool, Annandale and Glebe Public School. to foster biodiversity. Thanks to the late Jan Craney, former convenor of the Society’s Blue Wren Subcommittee.

What about wildlife corridors in the Bays West area?
Posted on 15th July 2021

Balmain resident and Society member Keith Stallard argues that establishing eco-corridors in the Bays West area could help with badly-needed ecological regeneration.

Glebe needs a nursery for local native plants
Posted on 17th July 2021

On 1 May, Janet Wahlquist, President, wrote to the Lord Mayor on behalf of the Blue Wrens Subcommittee which has identified a need for a native plant nursery in the LGA. See the Lord Mayor’s response.

Biodiversity lecture, 2021
Posted on 8th July 2021

The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture this year focussed on the fascinating creatures in Sydney harbour and along the coastline

Glebe Society goes in to bat for the Bay
Posted on 5th June 2021

A report from the Community Consultative Committee for the construction of new Sydney Fish Market. Issues with dust, noise, heavy metal pollution, traffic and the impact on rowers were raised.

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