We are a grassroots community not-for-profit, run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to informing, inspiring and empowering the community to care for the coastal ecosystem.
Inspired and moved to save dolphins off the coast off Newcastle from the devastating impacts of seismic testing, the Stop Seismic Testing campaign was founded in February 2018 by Natasha Deen, and evolved into our Save Our Coast community group. Now with groups in Newcastle, The Central Coast and the Northern Beaches, with a core team of 12, with 1000 members, our Save Our Coast team has conducted 13,000 conversations in the community, held 15 major events attended collectively by thousands, scores of film screenings, meetings and information sessions, with over 60 media reports, and with over 60,000 signatures on petitions. From humble beginnings Save Our Coast has grown into a powerful community movement, united by caring of our coast and compassion for marine animals.
“To subject our marine animals to the harm and torment that is seismic testing, to blast our ocean for fossil fuels in a climate emergency that will exacerbate climate damage, risk devastating our coast forever, is completely unconscionable. That is why we are stepping up and speaking up to Stop Seismic Testing, to save our marine animals, our living ocean and Save Our Coast that we all love.” – Natasha Deen, Founder, Save Our Coast.