On Sunday 20 January more than 60 supporters, volunteers and Liffey locals joined our new CEO Heather Campbell and our patron, Bob Brown, to celebrate all we have achieved for nature over the past year.
Hank Horton provided a Welcome to Country ceremony as well as Aboriginal cultural activities. I gave an update on the site plan for Oura Oura and our plans for the reserve to be set up as a place for environmental education and inspiration.
One of the highlights of the year has been the expansion of our volunteer program – clocking up over 2,000 hours last year with 40 new volunteers now on board.
Sunday’s event was also the perfect opportunity to recognise Ray Tollefsen, who has volunteered for us since 2015 and has just clocked up a massive 500 hours. Thank you Ray!
Just as important as our volunteer support has been the input that we've been getting from the local community into our plans for Oura Oura. We're excited by what lies ahead.
Thank you everyone!
– Annette Dean, Tasmanian Reserves Manager