• Members of the Carrington Bushcare Group, Curl Curl were recognised at the Regional Bushcare and Landcare Awards.

  • Harry Elliffe at the Curl curl boardwalk that was named after him. Photo: Jennifer Polixenni Brankin

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

South Curl Curl boardwalk is a popular spot for walkers. While the ocean vistas are stunning, glance landward and you will also notice the beautiful bushland that clings to the cliffs along the foreshore.

The boardwalk was recently renamed after the late Harry Elliffe, a volunteer who tirelessly tended the vegetation for over 30 years.

So it is fitting that Harry’s legacy lives on, with the Carrington Bushcare Group recently receiving a Highly Commended Award at the Regional Bushcare and Landcare Awards for their work at this location, now known as Harry Elliffe Way.

Russell and Jan Beardmore were there to receive the award on behalf of the entire Bushcare group who continue to dedicate countless hours to improving the site.

A particular thank you also goes to Russell for all his work over the last ten years collecting and propagating local native seeds used in revegetation.

Interested in becoming a Bushcare volunteer? Whether you have a green thumb or not, our volunteer team would be delighted to see you at one of their sites.

The Northern Beaches has close to 60 Bushcare sites, so there is sure to be a site near you. Check out our website for details.

Bushcare groups usually meet monthly for 2 to 3 hours to work in their local bushland reserves. Most groups meet on weekends, however there are also groups that meet throughout the week.

Tools are provided or you can bring your own, and one of our experienced supervisors will provide new volunteers the necessary training and guidance in bush regeneration techniques and plant identification.

For more information on becoming a Bushcare volunteer.

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