Senior Week Awards

Three Bushcare volunteers were recently honoured with Seniors Week Recognition Awards for their committed and dedicated work with Bushcare and the community.

Jeannette Adrian

For approximately 15 years, Jeannette has been greatly involved in the management and day-to-day running of the Blackheath Rhododendron Society Gardens and Festival. Jeannette has been President and Secretary for two terms. During that time, Jeannette has regularly attended the working sessions at the Gardens to assist with the maintenance and management of the property. Jeannette has also been an active and dedicated member of the Blackheath Centenary Reserve Bushcare Group since 1999. From early 2010, Jeannette accepted the role of voluntary   Co-Ordinator of the Group.

Nick De Brett

Whilst Nick has only been a resident of the Blue Mountains for several years, he has become greatly involved with the local community in the following ways: Assists people as part of the Great Community Transport programme, Assists with the Leura Garden Festival, Works twice monthly at the Everglades property as part of two Bushcare Groups, Former voluntary member of the Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre Management Committee & is involved with the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group

Libby Raines

Libby, with her husband Keith, has over the past 45 years created one of the most iconic cool-climate gardens in Australia – Merry Garth at Mount Wilson. Libby initially trained as a nurse, but plants have been her lifetime passion. She is an accomplished botanical artist, having shown at many exhibitions, including Botanica and illustrated Michael Pembroke’s book Trees Of History And Romance and Essays From A Mount Wilson Garden. Through Libby’s passion for plants, she has been instrumental in setting up the Mount Wilson/Mount Irvine Bushcare Group in 1999. Libby also wrote and illustrated the booklet Bushland Weeds of Mount   Wilson and Mount Irvine in 2000, which has proven an   indispensable guide to identifying, controlling and eradicating the many varieties of weeds in the Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine area.