Our aim is to act as an advocacy, research, education and resource centre. We are working to protect Manly's unique environment by enabling and encouraging community involvement and love of the environment.
Manly has the only Aquatic Reserve and Ecologically Sensitive Area in Sydney Harbour and is surrounded by three National Parks; North Head, Dobroyd and Bantry Bay. Snorkel or dive the 'reef in our backyard', Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected aquatic reserve inhabited by four out of the eleven protected species of fish in NSW, including the Weedy Sea Dragon.
At North Head, over 586 different species of flora can be found throughout the year - more than in the whole of Great Britain! Discover Aboriginal rock engravings on the iconic walk between Manly and the Spit Bridge. We have creeks, waterfalls, a dam, wetlands, mangroves and seagrass. All of our harbour and ocean shorelines are listed on the National Estate.
Nestled into the southern tip of the Northern Beaches peninsula Manly is a special place for those who visit and those lucky enough to live here. Almost entirely surrounded by water, Manly has every kind of water habitat: ocean surf, ocean coves, harbour, a lagoon and reefs.
Get involved and help us protect Manly’s unique environment by
contacting us on
or 9976 2842 or
come and see us (9-5, Mon-Fri) at 41 Belgrave St, Manly.
We run a lively shopfront office with lots of volunteers of all ages. And there's always plenty more to do.
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