Volunteers noted for tireless effort
COOLUM & North Shore Coast Care president Leigh Warneminde got a little "misty-eyed” watching two of her hard-working volunteers, Sherida Holford and Susan Richards, receive awards as highly commended finalists at the Healthy Land and Water awards in Brisbane last week.
The president nominated the duo for the Sustainable Education Award, for the tireless hours they have dedicated to educating the North Shore on "localised” marine debris.
"Both Sherida and Susan are in very high demand to speak at schools, kindies, they do a lot of talks on dangers of marine wildlife,” Ms Warneminde said.
"But it's been a community effort too.”
The president said the grassroots approach to marine debris education had profound effects on the community.
"This is local data that's being explained to the local community.”
"We live in a pretty switched on community.”