Helen Adams Award
photo by Sheryl Fitch
Rudi Husek (at left) is the winner for 2015. Congratulations Rudi!
Rudi is seen here receiving the Helen Adams Memorial Award from BCC Chair (Brian Down) centre; and Vice Chair (Geoff Dickinson) at right.
Rudi - known as a "quiet achiever" - was nominated by Kuranda EnviroCare for his 21 years of dedication to the Kuranda Landcare group (now Kuranda EnviroCare Inc.) as well as the lone project he conceived and implemented on a rocky and difficult to access reach of the Barron River. Rudi has achieved much in the more than six years he's spent on this project. He planted 6,000 trees on a stretch of the Barron River between Mantaka Bridge and Queens Creek, a distance of 1.3klm. Not only did he manage weed control and fire breaks with brush-cutting to drastically reduce reliance on glyphosphate he watered with buckets from the river. Rudi managed this project without fuss or fanfare successfully completing a very challenging section of the Envirolink Wildlife Corridor.
The Award the winner gets to keep!
The Helen Adams Memorial Award recognizes innovative environmental practices that are restoring our land and habitats in the Barron Catchment. You may be a farmer, educator, or conservationist - helping to restore our soils and waterways. It’s time that your work gets the recognition that it deserves.