Seniors Week Awards

Award recipients of Seniors Awards

Award recipients of Seniors Awards

Seniors Week Recognition Awards promote the key role that seniors play across all sectors of the community

Three Bushcare volunteers were recently presented with Seniors Week Recognition Awards. Andy and Marion Cairns from the Wilson Glen Bushcare Group at Woodford and Liz van Reyswoud from the Everglades Landcare/Bushcare Groups at Leura.

Andy and Marion from Wilsons Glen Bushcare Group

Andy and Marion

Andy and Marion were recognised for their continued efforts to improve habitat and conservation values in a site that has significant biodiversity values. They rarely miss a Bushcare session and Marion provides a full afternoon tea and home-baked cakes and slices.

Andy has led bushwalks for many years, firstly for National Parks and then the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. Marion is always quick to provide support with the walks. They are fit and active seniors, with a great love for nature and the great outdoors and are always there to help.

Liz from the Everglades Landcare Group


Liz van Reyswoud has contributed her time and energy for many years in various capacities for a range of organisations.

Liz has worked at the National Trust Everglades property in various roles since 2003. Most notably, Liz was a founding member of the Everglades Landcare Group (Council) from 2007 and the Everglades Bushcare Group (National Trust) from 2011.

Liz was also involved with the Blue Mountains Conservation Society for some years and held the positions of Membership Secretary and Senior Vice President.

For some time, Liz has also contributed her energy to Meals On Wheels.

Liz is extremely active and dedicated to her various endeavours. The Manager of Everglades has a nickname for Liz – “The Shark”, because she never stops!