CELEBRATING ACTIONS OF QUIET GREEN ACHIEVERS!

(L-R) Billy-Jo Brewer, John Fleming, Debbie Thompson, Andrew Davidson (Chair, AHNRCMC), Tamara Dandridge, Glynn Liebelt, Russell Dahms (absent)

Six people received Quiet Green Achiever Awards from the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) on Saturday June 2nd . The award is held to celebrate World Environment Day and nominations are sent in by community members.

“Each of the winners demonstrated their self-less personal commitment to environmental actions in different ways”, said Val Hunt, Coordinator of the AHNRC,

Members of the AHNRC Management Committee read the individual full nominations before presenting the winners with a certificate and voucher. The winners this year are:

John Fleming and Russell Dahms have been active members of Friends of Black Hill & Morialta for over 25 years, holding positions on the committee and organising busy bees.

Debbie Thompson who lives in  Monarto South has a horticultural background and has won awards for her sustainable garden in a very dry area and is a passionate about recycling.

Tamara Dandridge lives in the suburbs and is a gentle but fervent advocate of sustainable living and is an inspiration to her peers. She is a permaculture enthusiast and has reclaimed a patch in Croydon for the birds and bees.

Billy-Jo Brewer has been an outstanding founding member of the Charleston Conservation Park with excellent ecological and botanical knowledge that has been invaluable to the group. Even with a young family, Billy-Jo volunteers her time for local conservation projects.

Glynn Liebelt from Uraidla has run Adelaide Recycled Timbers for over 15 years. He believes it is better to reclaim, restore and reuse timber, metal, windows and anything else rather than it going to landfill and importing inferior products from overseas.

Over 50 people attended the presentation and stayed on to celebrate with the winners in a delicious shared lunch.

 

 

 

 

A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CITIZEN SCIENCE

Dr Philip Roetman will introduce you to citizen science and the variety of project that you can join like counting koalas, spotlighting in rock pools and recording bats. He is speaking at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) on Tuesday May 15, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm. The cost is a gold coin donation.

We still have seats available for the talk – there are so many different projects on the go – you can even do some in your own backyard! Find out how you can be part of  exciting and valuable research.

 

BUGS N SLUGS ARE ON THE MOVE!

Get up close to some fascinating creepy crawlies!

Kirsten will introduce the children to a variety of invertebrates so that they learn to develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

This event will be held at Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit on Thursday April 19th 10.30 – 11.30 am. The cost $5.00. It is suitable for children aged 3 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult – you will love it too!

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL.

To book please email valhunt@ahnrc.org with the names of the children, their ages and the parent/carer name. Payment can be made on the day.

A CALL OUT FOR QUIET GREEN ACHIEVERS

TO CELEBRATE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2018, ADELAIDE HILLS NATURAL RESOURCE CENTRE IS CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE  6th QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER AWARDS

Please note: entries close at 4pm on May 3rd

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) would like to recognise the inspirational people whose actions support the environmental health of the region; who do this without seeking recognition or compensation.

Do you know someone who has selflessly given their time, lives sustainably, shares their skills or inspires others to lead a greener life style?

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The nominee could be involved in • a land care group • a community garden •a school kitchen garden or even •creating habitat in their own backyard.

32 people have received awards over the past 5 years and we want to hear about other Quiet Green Achievers.

TO NOMINATE A QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER:

Simply tell us about this inspirational person and what they do or have achieved in your own words, in a paragraph or up to 200 words.

You can nominate more than one person by submitting separate entries.

INCLUDE:

  • The nominee’s name, email, residential address and phone number.
  • The nominator’s name, email, residential address, and phone number.

Send your “QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER” entries or enquiries to:

  • Email: Val Hunt, AHNRC Coordinator,  valhunt@ahnrc.org
  • Post: Quiet Green Achiever Awards, Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, P O Box 165, Norton Summit SA 5136
  • Deliver to: Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit, SA 5136
  • Phone:  (08) 8390 1891 open: Tuesdays-Thursdays:  9.00am -3.00pm

The AHNRC will advise the nominator if the submission is successful.

The successful nominees will be acknowledged at a public event to be held at the AHNRC on June 2nd 2018.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY IN NORTON SUMMIT.

A group of 16 local community members picked up a whopping 6 cubic metres of rubbish over three hours last Sunday morning.

Ray and Jean White coordinated the Clean Up Australia Day in Norton Summit for the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre with the help of several members of 4th Creek Catchment Group, some local residents and 4 children.

Much of the rubbish collected was able to be recycled, including cardboard, glass bottles, aluminium cans and steel. While the children reaped the benefit of the cash refund, it is a poor reflection on those who toss these products out of the car. Other items collected included tyres, plastic bags, car parts, rural and building waste, plus fast food containers. Guess how far you can drive eating a big Mac?

Most of these items were collected from roadsides adjacent to 3rd Creek and 4th Creek catchment areas and had the potential to cause harm to wildlife, aquatic creatures and to the health of the creeks.

What a great effort by everyone who helped. It is a pity that we still need to run these programs to clean up the rubbish carelessly dispersed by others.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA

clean-up-aust-day-symbol_optCLEAN UP (NORTON SUMMIT) AUSTRALIA DAY  – SUNDAY MARCH 4th

Removing rubbish from our roadsides helps to reduce water pollution, injury to wildlife and improves the ambience of our area. Join a team or get friends and neighbours together to clean up your patch. You must register and turn up at the AHNRC at 9.30 to sign on and collect bags, sharps containers and high viz vests.  BYO hats, gloves, sunscreen and water.                                                                

For information about how we did in 2017 see 2017 RUBBISH REPORT – SOUTH AUSTRALIA