Hunter Water Hunter Hero 2020: Frances O'Brien aims to connect local climate activism groups through 'The Seeding'

Updated September 7 2020 - 1:47am, first published June 14 2020 - 4:30am
SHARED VALUES: Ecologist Frances O'Brien (left) had an idea to bring as many local water and climate conservation groups as possible together in a spirit of shared values.

When Frances O'Brien moved to Newcastle in 2018, she was surprised to find just how many activist groups there were operating around the Hunter. She had come from Sydney, with degrees in climate science and environmental law; an ecologist with an affinity for tackling "wicked problems".

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