At a gathering on July 10, members from the Port Macquarie Landcare Group met to acknowledge three dedicated volunteers’ long service.
Trish and Glenn Holt and Helen Small were highlighted for five years of service in front of their colleagues vice president, Brownyn Newton said.
“When I was president of Port Macquarie Landcare a few years ago I wanted to a way to recognise the hard work of our volunteers who dedicate multiple years to our bush,” Ms Newton said.
“We regularly have thank you morning or afternoon teas as well as barbecues but I wanted to do something more so I came up with a five year recognition award.
“Last night we awarded three of our volunteers with this award and they received a themos with our logo on.”
Over the years more than 50 volunteers have been acknowledged in this way and Ms Newton said that it goes to show just how dedicated people are about bush regeneration in the Port Macquarie area.
“Trish, Genn and Helen do not need to come and volunteer with Landcare but they choose to anyway,” she said.
“They come as often as they can and get right in and help when we need it most.
“When the trio started with us they worked very hard with our ecologist at the time, Bill Peel, at Nobbys Beach.
“That project was doing some bush regeneration down there but as it moved into maintenance works they have been instrumental working on some of our enviro sites.
“I think for them it is a special moment where we all come together and say thanks for their long service helping regenerate bush in Port Macquarie.”
These awards comes as Port Macquarie Landcare celebrate 20 years of hard work in the area and the Landcare nursery increases production as sales increase.