THE Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is a finalist in the Partnerships with Landcare category for the Rivers 2 Ramsar Project.
PHCC’s project manager Thelma Crook is also a finalist in the Landcare Facilitator category.
Ms Crook has been a passionate advocate of Landcare in the Peel-Harvey region for almost three decades.
She worked as a natural resource officer with the Department of Water and Greening Australia, leading legacy projects such as DOW’s Ribbons of Blue and Greening Australia’s River Recovery.
Thelma has volunteered for the past three years to co-ordinate the annual Shorebird 2020 counts, when funding to support these ceased.
In 2010, Thelma received a fellowship under an Alcoa Australia- sponsored Earthwatch program to work overseas and spent two weeks in the Jizera Mountains in the Czech Republic studying the impacts of acid rain on vegetation.