Dear Blue Mountains Bushcarers
This edition of Gecko is flavoured by snow, wind and rain – together with a mixture of emotions:
Sadness – we have had to say goodbye to two of our local Bushcare pioneers: Ruth Ley and Neil Stuart. We celebrate them and thank them both for their great achievements in Bushcare and community welfare.
Pride – we all know that Bushcare volunteers make the best neighbours and the proof is in the Seniors Week Awards yet again this year – see p 3!
Excitement! The Leura Falls Creek Stormwater project won a prestigious NSW State Government Award in July.
And of course I’m pleased to bring you the typical array of informative articles highlighting the importance of clean waterways to frogs and turtles, interesting invasive plants and P & J Smiths’ documentation of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area’s fauna.
And from the Bushcare Office: Erin has announced with great excitement that another baby is joining her family so she will be on leave for the next few months, and Jill has reluctantly decided to retire. We wish them all the best! – Monica, for the Bushcare Team.