Scotts Creek Creekcare

The North Shore Temple Emanuel Creekcare group look after the environment along Scotts Creek in Chatswood at a number of locations along the creek on its way down to Middle Harbour. Our role in trying to improve the natural environment along Scotts Creek is not only important for the locations in which we have been working but also for the ecology of the salt marshes along Middle Harbour.

The health of the salt marsh/mangrove areas along the shores of the harbour is critical for the ecology of the sea life in the harbour. Waterways such as Scotts Creek flowing into the harbour can cause major problems with the harbour ecology due to the presence of silt, weeds, nutrients and of course rubbish. Rubbish such as plastic bags and poly foam can easily kill sea life in the harbour. We feel a particular responsibility in regard to Scotts Creek as it originates from a major storm water drain flowing under the Temple grounds.

This project has received great support from Willoughby Council who supply our group with all tools and a trained supervisor when we meet in the morning on the third Sunday of each month. We all feel very privileged to be able to contribute to saving our environment and at the same time to be able to engage in such a positive way with the local Willoughby community. And then there is the great morning tea when we finish.

For more information, please contact John Balint.