Saturday, 13 May 2017


The 2017 ReWeavers of the Tapestry Awards will be presented at a dinner in Grafton on Friday June 2.  These awards are presented annually on the Friday evening closest to World Environment Day. This year is the tenth awards presentation.  Information on past ReWeavers' Awards

The ReWeavers awards are hosted by three Clarence Valley based environment groups - the Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition, the Clarence Valley Branch of the National Parks Association and the Clarence Environment Centre.

The Tapestry is a metaphor for the Earth and the ReWeavers are people who have been restoring its torn threads.

Following the dinner three people will be honoured for the major contribution each has made to the welfare of the Earth. The stories of each of these ReWeavers’ contributions  to the environment will be followed by the presentation of the award certificates on which is written the philosophy of the event.

This reads: “Individual Australians, inspired by a sense of wholeness, motivated by love and concern, sustained by perseverance and guided by knowledge, have greatly enhanced the tapestry of our Earth Community by reweaving green threads of sustainability back into its living fabric.”

The ReWeavers’ names are also embroidered on a banner beside an image from the natural world.

The three people being honoured this year are Bill Noonan and Phil Redpath of Grafton and Bob Friederich of Canberra (formerly of Grafton).  The certificates will be presented by the Clarence Valley Mayor, Councillor Jim Simmons.

Everyone is welcome.  Those attending are encouraged to bring food to share.

If you would like to attend, please indicate your interest to Stan Mussared on 66449309 or by email to the Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition  ( )