Recently, Mary joined members of the Holt community and the Ginninderra Catchment Group to celebrate the launch of the newly formed Holt Community Park Carers.
“Congratulations to Harry Redfern who, along with Ted Quade and Brian Jones, worked tirelessly to establish this initiative,” Mary said, “I am glad to see that the Holt Community Park Carers group has been realised.”
Harry, a former school teacher, became interested in the way the community could become involved in caring for the Holt Community Park. Harry then began mobilising other retirees living in the suburb,particularly in the immediate area of the park, encouraging them to join the group. The Holt Community Park Carers is now well established, with many active members.
“The Holt Community Park Carers is a good example of how members of the community can work with the government to make a positive contribution, not only to the community, but also to the environment as well,” Mary stated.
Mary also welcomed the ongoing and important role the Ginninderra Catchment Group plays in supporting land and park care groups in Ginninderra. The Ginninderra Catchment Group provided assistance to the Holt Community Park Carers from the very beginning.
“I encourage more Holt residents to be actively involved in caring for parklands,” Mary continued, “I am sure that they will gain many benefits from the fellowship and sense of achievement associated with being part of a team of volunteers.”