Tuesday 2 June 2015


Clarence environment groups will be celebrating World Environment Day on 5th June by holding the eighth Re-Weavers’ Awards Dinner in Grafton.

The Re-Weavers’ Awards recognise individual Australians who have made a significant environmental contribution.  These Re-Weavers have “greatly enhanced the tapestry of our Earth Community by re-weaving green threads of sustainability back into its living fabric”.

Those honoured this year are Roslyn Woodward of Wooloweyah and Nan and Hugh Nicholson of The Channon.

Roslyn Woodward is the President of Valley Watch, the environment group based in the Lower Clarence.  She has been active in various important local campaigns including those against the West Yamba development and clearing at Gulmarrad.  She has also been a strong advocate for effective action on climate change.

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.   Following their establishment of a nursery specialising in rainforest plants, the Nicholsons published six books on Australian rainforest plants.  In recent years they have become involved in campaigning against moves to establish gasfields in the Northern Rivers.

The Re-Weavers’ evening, which is being held at the Masonic Centre, is being hosted by the Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition, Clarence Environment Centre and the Clarence Branch of the National Parks Association of NSW.