Australia Day Award recipient Carolyn Dixon
Environmental Excellence & Sustainability Award
Carolyn Dixon has been fully committed to the preservation of Magnetic Island (Yunbenun’s) natural environment for over 14 years. Yunbenun’s ecosystems are under threat by invasive weeds, threatening biodiversity and hindering the regrowth of indigenous species. With guidance from the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Services, Carolyn has took the initiative to organise a group of volunteers to hand weed the areas of significant concern.
Carolyn provides leadership, care and coordination of up to 40 volunteers. Her consistency in coordinating her volunteers year long has made a significant positive impact on the ecosystems of Yunbenun. Her energy, dedication and commitment to ensuring ecological landscape restoration are a good example of excellence in conservation and sustainability.