Mid North Landcare volunteer recognised
Tarcowie resident June Jenkins has received a 2015 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service as a Landcare volunteer in the state’s Mid North.
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke (NRNY) community team leader Bonnie Maynard presented June’s certificate at the Tarcowie Landcare Group’s annual planting day in mid June.
“June was nominated for this award by NRNY staff for the outstanding work she has done,” she says.
“June has been involved in revegetation efforts in the Tarcowie area for more than 10 years as a volunteer and now secretary of the Tarcowie Landcare Group and her passion and enthusiasm is inspiring.”
June’s award was presented in front of a crowd of students, volunteers, local landholders and NRNY staff during a lunch break at the annual event which saw acacia, native pine, dodonaea, xanthorrhoea and atriplex seelings planted out.
Ms Maynard says the planting day is an important event on the Tarcowie Landcare Group calendar and is a great example of how community can come together to improve natural resources in the region.
“This planting day brings together local landholders, students and volunteers from both the local area and the city, and is well-supported by local businesses Golden North and Toro Australia, Northern Areas Council, and NRNY,” she says.
“It is a wonderful partnership that provides a great learning opportunity for the students and ongoing benefits to natural resources in the region.
Twenty-five Booleroo Centre District School students from years 2-4 attended this year’s event and planted out 400 native plant seedlings along Gum Hill Road.
Using NRNY 2014/2015 funding, the Landcare group was able to hire a marquee for the event and purchase materials to make tree guards, which were placed around seedlings the following weekend.