Landcare recognises Lindy Davis with Pia Dollmann Award 2021

Barry Powells, President of Coffs Landcare with Pia Dollmann award recipients: Ron Smith, Runner-up and Lindy Davis, Winner.

 

LINDY Davis has been named the winner of Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare’s commemorative Pia Dollmann Conservation and Sustainability Community Award.

Lindy Davis, a passionate protector and carer of the land, received the Award at a presentation at Woolgoolga Landcare Nursery.

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Pia Dollmann, a long time Project Officer with Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare, passed away in late 2019 after a short illness.

By bearing Pia’s name, this award continues her legacy not only by promoting environmental awareness but also recognising the dedicated and passionate members of the community who help care for our local environment.

Barry Powells, President of Coffs Landcare told News Of The Area, “Pia’s knowledge and passion resulted in many positive environmental outcomes for the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen regions.”

Lindy accepted the award saying, “Winning this award is very special to me; I am thrilled to bits.

“Pia was a great friend and mentor; she was my Sustainability teacher when I did my diploma.

“Landcare is full of warm-hearted people, all bringing their best to Landcare…it motivates and builds the group and the movement in general.

“So many little sites have been so well looked after all adding up to making Coffs such a beautiful area,” she said.

Lindy runs her own successful business in environmental restoration and has an intense passion for conserving the local environment and creating a sustainable future.

Lindy freely shares her knowledge and is dedicated to education and training, especially of young people to inspire them to care for their environment.

She effectively collaborates with many local organisations including Coffs Harbour Landcare, Jetty Dunecare and Coffs Harbour City Council, raising issues, offering solutions and developing action plans to improve sustainable land management in our local area.

Runner-up for the Pia Dollmann Award 2021 is Ron Smith, Myna Control Volunteer.

“We’d be lost without our myna bird man, with all his skills,” said Barry.

Ron has been involved in conservation in Coffs for more than 30 years and has been a dedicated member of Landcare and coordinator of the Myna Trapping team for much of that time.

Ron is an active team member of the Karangi Landcare site while also fulfilling his role on the Executive of Orara Valley Rivercare committee.

 

By Andrea FERRARI

 

Lindy Davis, winner of the Pia Dollmann Award 2021, receiving her award from Michael Kennedy, Aboriginal Landcare Officer, at Landcare’s Annual Awards event.

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