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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Environmental champion recognised

A volunteer’s tireless efforts to protect endangered flora and fauna in Lake Macquarie has earnt her a prestigious Landcare award.

Coal Point Landcare member Suzanne Pritchard took out the Soaring with the Eagles award during the Lake Macquarie Environmental Excellence in Landcare Awards – the highest accolade available to recognise the work of Landcare volunteers – last week.

Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network Chairperson, Lois Simpson, said Suzanne’s influence on the environment and her local community had been “profound”.

“Suzanne has been working tirelessly on bushland care for decades,” Ms Simpson said.

“She enthuses and encourages others, supports and educates them.

“Her passion for the cause is infectious.”

More than 90 Landcare volunteers and supporters came together for the awards ceremony at the Lake Macquarie Landcare Resource Centre.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser, Charlestown State MP Jodie Harrison and Lake Macquarie Independent MP Greg Piper were among those who presented awards.

For more information about volunteering with Lake Macquarie Landcare, visit the website lakemacquarielandcare.org or call 4921 0392.

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