Ten Quiet Green Achievers were presented with certificates and vouchers on Saturday June 1st at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC).
“All of the recipients were nominated for their long term commitment to the environment, on either their own properties or public lands” said Val Hunt, Coordinator of the AHNRC. “They also came from right across the hills area, showing how effective it is to promote events in the hills papers”.
The Quiet Green Achievers 2019 regularly volunteer countless hours in their community for the benefit of everyone who visits public spaces or enjoys the natural landscape and wildlife of the Adelaide Hills.
BACK ROW L-R: Andrew Davidson (Chair AHNRC), Sean Wessex-Brown, Peter Sharley (partly hidden), David Jarvis, Hugh Stewart.
FRONT ROW: Ann Taylor, Tony Vincent, Toni Pillar (for Carolyn Biggs), Della Rowley, Wendy Stewart
The winners of the 7th year of awards are:
Ann Taylor, a member of Friends of Black Hill Morialta since 1986, minute Secretary and volunteer in Morialta National Park.
David & Sue Jarvis, members of Trees For Life, Friends of Kenneth Stirling and 6th Creek Catchment Group.
Carolyn Biggs, a long standing member of Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group, involved with research and photos for their publications.
Della Rowley, for land conservation to protect Southern Brown Bandicoots on her property and managing a sustainable Bed and Breakfast “Bimbimble Hideaway”.
Peter Sharley, has improved farming land and restored native vegetation on his property by controlling woody weeds and planting over 20,000 plants.
Tony Vincent, Chair of Friends of Charleston Conservation Park, member of Mid-Torrens Catchment Group and Kersbrook Landcare Group, Treasurer of Seeding Natives and other groups, while managing a 50 ha bush block.
Wendy & Hugh Stewart. Members of 6th Creek Catchment Group and Friends of Merchants Rd, restored native vegetation on their own property with weed control over many years and are active volunteers in the community.
Seán Wessex-Brown, for establishing a native grass lawn and a backyard for wildlife at his home, while encouraging and mentoring others to do the same and for many years of sharing his skills with the community through volunteering.