Lake Claremont restoration campaigner Heidi Hardisty honoured with Town of Claremont freeman

Claremont Mayor Jock Barker (right) presented Heidi Hardisty with town’s tenth freemanship.
Claremont Mayor Jock Barker (right) presented Heidi Hardisty with town’s tenth freemanship.

LAKE Claremont restoration campaigner Heidi Hardisty is the tenth Town of Claremont Freeman, after her eight years of service to the Friends of Lake Claremont and Claremont community was acknowledged this morning.

“Heidi Hardisty has been both the face and the engine of the Friends of Lake Claremont activity in the period in which she has been co-ordinator,” Claremont Mayor Jock Barker said.

The Freeman is awarded to those who show commitment and contribution to Claremont, and the WA community.

Mr Barker said the honour was awarded on rare and exceptional occasions.

“Mrs Hardisty planted several thousand seedlings around Lake Claremont so it could become wetlands, and under her leadership the Friends of Lake Claremont obtained more than $500,000 in State and Federal government grants,” he said.

Her other campaigns have include support for Carnaby’s Cockatoos and Shenton Hospital Bushland.

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