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Landcare volunteer Garry Stewart recognised for his contribution to the lakeside environment

GARRYSTEWARTLandcare volunteerAN accident in 1983 left former road construction ‘‘ganger’’GarryStewartunable to work.
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But during his rehabilitation he discovered a talent and passion for the outdoors that he now credits as a major source of his health and happiness.

He has been volunteering for Landcare groups in one way or another ever since, and was recently honoured for his contribution to the community when he was named Senior Volunteer of The Year at the 2015 Hunter Volunteer of The Year Awards.

Caring hands: Garry Stewart has been recognised as NSW Senior Volunteer of The Year for his services and dedication to Landcare.

‘‘After my accident I was ruled unfit to work,’’ MrStewart, 72, said.

‘‘But I was getting a bit tired of not doing anything, so I started helping people around the neighbourhood with their fences and their trees and stuff like that.

‘‘In 2000 I helped a chap clean up a Scout area south of Swansea, and while I was doing that I started to help Galgabba Landcare with some trees too.

‘‘I ended up joining the group, and was there for about two-to-three years.’’

MrStewarthas also worked on the Coon Island Management Board Landcare site at the head of Swansea Channel, and has helped out other Landcare groups throughout the area that needed some assistance with fallen trees.

‘‘Then I was approached to start a Landcare group in a reserve south-west of Swansea Gardens Caravan Park, known as Osmond Reserve,’’ hesaid.

‘‘I did that in 2005.

‘‘Over the years I built up a team of six people, and with that I was also going around helping other Landcare sites struggling with trees and things.’’

It had been immensely satisfying to watch the area be nurtured back to its former glory – back to what it was like when he was a young boy.

Thanks to MrStewart– and his group’s – efforts, the rejuvenated Osmond Reserve area is now also brimming with native speciesand bush tucker.

MrStewart has hostedbushwalks through the area to teach people all about it.

He has facilitated Work For the Dole groups on the site, and is also the treasurer of the Landcare network.

‘‘In the meantime, I also helped reconstruct a tennis court down at Catherine Hill Bay,’’ he said.

‘‘Plus my wife is vision impaired and has diabetes, so I care for her as well.’’

Around this he has also studied land management and chemical accreditation courses through TAFE.

‘‘It keeps me busy and keeps me healthy,’’ he said.

‘‘At the end of the day, you think, ‘I’ve achieved something today, I’m proud of it,and at least somebody has appreciated it.’’’

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