Lake Clifton environmentalists named latest Mandurah Local Legends


Mayor Rhys Williams with local legends Nancy Fardin and Jenny Rose.
Mayor Rhys Williams with local legends Nancy Fardin and Jenny Rose.

TWO environmental advocates who have worked tirelessly for close to a decade restoring the health of Lake Clifton have been named Mandurah’s latest local legends.

Jenny Rose and Nancy Fardin, members of the Lake Clifton-Herron Landcare Group, have been instrumental in bringing people together to complete huge amounts of restoration works around Lake Clifton.

The strong supporters of the area’s natural resources, including the endangered and significant thrombolites, inspire the community to help along the way in restoring and protecting the landscape.

Over the years, the two have made a considerable on-ground impact through works including weed removal and replanting natural vegetation.

All their time and efforts are voluntary and they have never lost sight of their goal.

Their drive and determination have resulted in more than 30ha of land being restored or in the process of being established around Lake Clifton.

When Ms Fardin moved to Lake Clifton in 1982 she was immediately drawn to the natural environment and was passionate to protect it.

She embarked on a small environmental project and her work has grown from there.

Ms Rose’s interest in the environment stemmed from her love of photography and on-ground appreciation of the area and she joined the voluntary efforts underway by her local Landcare group about nine years ago.

Mayor Rhys Williams said the pair was shining examples of community leaders determined to rally for a precious environment.

The Local Legends award was established to recognise and celebrate outstanding people who made a positive contribution to the community.

To nominate a deserving local, email mayor@mandurah.wa.gov.au.

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