The Care for Hedland Environmental Association (now on referred to
solely as the Association) is
an independent environmental group based in Port Hedland, in
north-west Western Australia. The
Association has a membership of 160 members from Port, South
Hedland and Wedgefield and has a diverse demographic of short term to long term
residents, local business/industry, community, and indigenous representation.
The protection and ongoing sustainable management of the coastal environment of
Port Hedland and the surrounding area is one of the Association’s primary areas
of focus. The Association has for eighteen nesting seasons been conducting a
local volunteer Flatback Turtle (Natator depressus) monitoring program along
Cemetery Beach and Pretty Pool Beach.