Eco warriors receive due recognition at dinner
WORLD Environment Day last Friday was marked in Grafton by a dinner honouring three conservationists for their contribution to the protection of the natural world.
The stories of Roslyn Woodward of Wooloweyah and Nan and Hugh Nicholson of The Channon inspired those who attended the Re-Weavers' Dinner.
These stories illustrated commitment, perseverance and knowledge as well as a concern for future generations of humans and other life forms.
Nan and Hugh Nicholson were very active in the battle to save Terania Creek Rainforest in the late 1970s and early 1980s - a battle which became an important catalyst for other forest issues.
Their love of rainforest led to establishment of a rainforest nursery and publication of six books on Australian rainforest plants.
Today their environmental activism continues through involvement in the campaign to keep the Northern Rivers gasfield free.
The Re-Weavers' Awards are based on the concept of individuals enhancing "the tapestry of our Earth Community by re-weaving green threads of sustainability.