The Coastal Open Space System (COSS) is a network of reserves supporting natural vegetation that are managed by Gosford Council for a number of environmental and community values.
COSS lands provide important ecological habitats (or homes) and essential linkages (wildlife corridors) for diverse fauna and flora. These natural areas are also popular places for leisure and relaxation with residents and visitors alike.
The COSS scheme is unique to the Gosford Council and was established in 1984. Areas identified as having significant ecological, cultural and historical value were earmarked for future protection and conservation by the council. Existing COSS lands have been voluntarily acquired by Gosford Council for the benefit of the community. Approximately 70% of those lands identified have now come into public ownership for the benefit of the community. COSS is an important legacy and there is still more to do to.
The Friends of COSS group aims to inform and engage our community to enjoy, protect and conserve these important natural areas, now and into the future.
We will be promoting events and activities such as:
Your support will expand our combined voices and enable the Friends of COSS to continue protecting and conserving the Coastal Open Space System.
We can work together and help ensure this invaluable resource for the Gosford community remains.