Our mission statement is “To build an aware community and encourage coordinated forums of interested and concerned stakeholders and residents, to increase the effectiveness of independent conservation efforts across private and public land in the Cattai and Little Cattai Catchments” -Strategic Plan 2017
Bringing Landcare and private land conservation back to the Hills.
Cattai Hills Environment Network was built by request from two key community members with a long history of conservation across the Hills. With the support of a Local Landcare Coordinator, and after an Inaugural meeting in October 2016, CHEN became a recognised conservation group.
What we do
Cattai Hills Environment Network (CHEN) is community organisation which focuses on educating, advocating and celebrating the natural wonders in Cattai & Little Cattai catchments. CHEN is a recognised conservation group in the region and is involved in conservation activities such as Bushcare, Streamwatch, community activities and research through partnerships with universities such as Western Sydney University.
Our key focus areas which we continue to work towards, as outlined in our Strategic Plan are:
- Community Outreach
CHEN members meet once a month on the first Thursday, to talk about matters, discuss current projects being implemented and develop new projects that focus on the priorities in CHEN’s Strategic Plan. Each month a guest speaker or two attends our meeting to talk about conservation and research in the area. You don’t have to be a member to attend, all are welcome to come along and see how we run things. Meetings are held at Annangrove Park Hall (Community Environment Centre). We hope to see you at the next meeting!