Victor Harbor Coastcare recognised for 20 years of community contribution

Recognised: Anita Leak accepts a 20-year recognition award for Victor Harbor Coastcare at the NRM volunteers day.
Recognised: Anita Leak accepts a 20-year recognition award for Victor Harbor Coastcare at the NRM volunteers day.

Victor Harbor's Coastcare group was recently recognised at the annual NRM volunteer celebration day for the great achievement of twenty years of operation.

The event was held for over one hundred volunteers at Marble Hill where the former South Australian Governor's summer residence is currently being restored, following the infamous Black Sunday Bushfires of 1955.

In accepting a framed certificate and book on Coastcare's behalf, representative Anita Leak was asked to speak about the ongoing work of the group and discuss a special achievement.

Ms Leak informed the audience of the transformation that Bridge Point has undergone, "from an unattractive weedy patch to a pleasant garden with labelled native plants where locals and visitors come to sit and enjoy the view."

She also discussed the great social aspects and community nature of the group, which has resulted in the formation of many wonderful friendships over the years.

The volunteer day included a choice of several interesting activities and the most enjoyable for Anita was the heritage tour where the residence's current private owner, provided some fascinating glimpses into the history, the restorations and the future of Marble Hill.

The common activities of Coastcare include twice-monthly two-hour working bees that mainly involve the removal of woody weeds such as olives, as well as plantings in winter and watering in summer.

To find out more about becoming a Coastcarer, contact Richard House via: 0403 774 596.