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
  • Conservation
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Education


Regular Meetings

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!



2 thoughts on “About

  • January 24, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Hi team

    We sent an email to Ms Xuela Sledgeinviting her or a member of your organisation to attend a Sydney Water workshop on the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Nutrient Management Project.

    We are particularly keen to hear the views of groups involved in conservation and active users of the waterways so would welcome nominations from anyone interested in contributing to this project by sharing their local experience.

    If a member of your team would like to attend one of our workshops, please can you contact us back on HawkesburyNepean@sydneywater.com.au by 5pm Thursday 25 January.

    Kind regards


    • February 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks, details were passed on to the group.


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