Volunteer’s love affair with Mary Carroll Wetlands passes 40 years

Unice Robinson.
Unice Robinson.

ALMOST 40 years ago, Unice Robinson fell in love with the Mary Carroll Wetlands and has not stopped since.

A long-time member of the Friends of Mary Carroll Wetlands, she first happened upon the lake while out walking with her young son.

The volunteer said she joined the group after a chance encounter with members while passing the wetlands one day and has not looked back.

“One day I was at the wetlands and saw people sitting on the lawned area weeding and I asked if I could join in,” she said.

Ms Robinson frequents the wetlands multiple times a week and said she had no qualms about continuing to spend her time aiding the wetland’s health.

“We have a work day every Monday and people come down on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning to pick up rubbish,” she said.

“It’s just fantastic, meeting other people and being outdoors. I like to think I’m making a difference for my grandchildren, so they’ll be able to enjoy it.”

If you would like to nominate someone for the 2018 WA Volunteer of the Year award, you can do so at https://awards.volunteeringwa.org.au/the-categories/.

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