Nominee Alan Fairley
Alan Fairley has been a member of the OFF committee for 47 years, as President, Editor and Vice-President. For longer than that he has campaigned to protect the biodiversity of our bushland, wetlands and street trees from numerous threats including inappropriate development. Alan’s advocacy for the environment is reinforced by his vast local knowledge and years of experience, which are highly valued by younger members of OFF and the wider community. He is a skilled communicator and has generously shared his knowledge and love of nature on innumerable bushwalks and through countless talks. Alan’s prolific list of publications includes Native Plants of the Sydney Region, a foremost field guide for naturalists, bushwalkers & photographers.
Nominee Matt Allison
Matt Allison has been a member of the OFF committee for 20 years and is passionate about caring for our natural environment. Inspired by Matt’s vision and enthusiasm, and informed by his extensive knowledge of bush regeneration and local flora, OFF members have revegetated a number of degraded sites in Oatley. Matt has invested much personal time and effort to ensure these volunteer projects are successful and his diplomatic leadership is widely recognised and admired. For nine years Matt was OFF’s Program and Publicity Officer and his selection of top-class speakers ensured high attendances at our meetings and generated interest in, and understanding of, a wide range of natural history and conservation topics.
Letter from Mark Coure MP
To everyone at the Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society,
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on receiving an award at the 10th Anniversary of our St George Community Awards.
The combined effort of all our wonderful volunteers makes the St George area a better place to live, work and raise a family.
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Thank you again for everything that you have done for our community.