About | Our People

Our community is represented by people from south east NSW who care about the environment and campaign for its protection.

The experience and areas of specialised expertise of the committee and other SERCA members, encompass fields such as:

  • On the ground: knowledge of the logging industry’s activities and subsequent environmental damage, hydrology, soil, endangered and vulnerable species, and pests and diseases.
  • Activism: understanding of legal issues, political ramifications, collection and submission of breach data, campaigning, and blockading.
  • Consideration of Traditional Owners’ perspectives, understanding of the nature of land tenure
  • Skills: assessing financial implications, writing submissions and understanding of forest monitoring technologies, setting up motion sensor cameras and wildlife photography
  • Community outreach: awareness raising, online promotional skills, forming and strengthening alliances with like-minded organisations, and local government bodies.

SERCA Committee

Convenor: Scott ‘Sooty’ Daines
Deputy Convenor: Harriett Swift
Treasurer: Valerie Faber
Secretary: Keith Hughes
Assistant Secretary: vacant
Ordinary Committee Members: Seán Burke, David Gallan, Keith Hughes, Heather Kenway, Lisa Stone, Julie Taylor-Mills, Joslyn van der Moolen.
Co-opted Committee Members: Mick Harewood.
SERCA’s Representative to the Nature Conservation Council: Julie Taylor-Mills from Coastwatchers

Group Member List

Contact: Harriett Swift
Great Southern Forest
Contact: Paul Payten
South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA)
The Coastwatchers Association
Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) Protection Group
Contact: Seán Burke
South East Forest Rescue
Lisa Stone
Colong Foundation for Wilderness
Contact: Keith Muir
National Forest Embassy
Contact:  Elizabeth Walton
Southern Forest Watchers
Chris Kowal
Friends of Five Forests
Contact: Suzanne Foulkes
National Parks Association, Far South Coast Branch
Contact: Dave Gallan, President.
Stop Arms Fairs in Eurobodalla
Allan Baxter,
Email: SAFE
PO Box 359, Narooma, NSW, 2546
Friends of the Forest Facebook

Organisations to which SERCA belongs

Better Planning Network

Nature Conservation Council – Forests


Conservation Council ACT

Markets for Change

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and live, the Yuin Nation, Wolgalu, Ngarigo, Ngunnawal and Ngambri people(s), and pay our respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.