Katanning environmental change agent Bev Lockley was awarded the 2021 GSDC Medal at a presentation dinner on Friday 11 June. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan presented Ms Lockley with the sterling silver medal, making her the fourteenth to receive the award since its inception in 2002.
Ms Lockley’s contributions to managing the Great Southern’s natural resources include a long record of volunteer work for Katanning Landcare and Katanning Environmental. She was instrumental in the opening of the Katanning Environmental Nursery and has been a leader in the establishment of the Friends of Piesse Park, which is developing an environmental education centre at Piesse Lake.
Along with the award of the sterling silver GSDC Medal, Ms Lockley will receive a $5,000 grant from the Great Southern Development Commission (GSDC) to support further activities in landcare and environmental awareness.
Medal finalists receive a $1,000 grant to further their work.
The GSDC Medal was first awarded in 2002, when it was established to recognise innovation, leadership and achievement in the management our region’s natural resources. Past medallists include scientists, community leaders, environmentalists, educators and farmers.
Top: Minister MacTiernan with GSDC Medallist Bev Lockley.
Bottom, from left: Finalists Ruhi Ferdowsian, Steve Janicke, Geraldine Janicke, Bev Lockley and Minister MacTiernan.
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