Citizen of the Year – Shoalhaven Medal Recipient: Peter Jirgens
Peter has been an outstanding volunteer in the Shoalhaven for over twenty five years, in a number of community based organisations.
This nomination covers his activities with the Cambewarra Rate Payers Association, Tapitalee Creek Landcare, Shoalhaven Riverwatch and the Shoalhaven Landcare Fox Control Program.
Peter has been an active volunteer throughout the Cambewarra Village area over many years with planting of many trees, providing engineering advice and assistance with the construction of walking tracks, bridges and playground equipment.
As a life-long resident in the region, Peter brings a deep commitment and understanding to the environmental impact of development and how to implement sustainability practices.
He has shown exceptional leadership in both his work as an engineer, establishing Jirgens Civil and his time in volunteer-based roles.
Landcare Champions for 2018
These wonderful people are the Landcare Champions of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven for 2018.
They, and the groups they represent have contributed a huge amount of effort in restoring different parts of our environment.
We salute them and remember Mike Swanson who was awarded his award posthumously, for his services to Landcare Illawarra, from 1999 until his death in September 2017.
Many thanks to Lance Jenkins for receiving the awards on Mikes behalf.
Conservation Champion 2016
Winner in the Conservation Champion
category of the Kiama Electorate Community Recognition Awards at a ceremony in Kiama on Thursday 27th October, when the awards were presented.
Shoalhaven Super Heroes 2016
Riverscape Photographic Competition
Shoalhaven Riverwatch and Shoalhaven Landcare sponsored the Riverscape Photo Competition for the 2014 Shoalhaven River Festival.
This was the first photo competition for the Shoalhaven River festival.