Nev Lynagh Memorial seat and plaque & National Tree Day at Sunjewel Environmental Park.
The Currimundi Catchment Care Group is proud to announce that a memorial seat and plaque has recently been placed in Sunjewel Environmental Park, Currimundi, in memory of Nev Lynagh who passed away a year ago after losing his battle with cancer.
Nev Lynagh lived in Currimundi for almost 27 years. He moved to live on Sunjewel Boulevard, Currimundi, 10 years ago and three generations of his family still live on or near Sunjewel Boulevard.
He was a well-respected member of the community with a pride and enthusiasm for improving the local environment. He involved himself with many local community groups such as Friends of Currimundi Lake (FOCL), Currimundi West Neighbourhood Watch (CWNHW) and Currimundi Catchment Care Group (CCCG).
Nev was a founding member of the Currimundi Catchment Care Group in 2001. As Team Leader of Sunjewel Environmental Park, he participated in the drawing up of the original Patch Plan for that area (an initiative of Caloundra City Council) and was subsequently responsible for later improvements such as a water tap half-way along the park.
On his daily walk of the park beside Currimundi Creek, Nev did whatever needed to be done - collecting rubbish from the park and Currimundi Creek, watering plants using his own hoses, cleaning out the stormwater drain on Currimundi Creek, clearing pathways, protecting native vegetation, reporting vandalism or hazards to the Council, filling water containers for dogs, hosing down grass fires and working to keep the area clean and attractive for everyone.
Nev was an active and dedicated hands-on environmentalist for Sunjewel Environmental Park. He organized National Tree planting, Weed Buster and Clean up Australia Day events along the riparian zones, and conducted water tests in Currimundi Creek on a monthly basis. He was the Treasurer of CCCG and also coordinated the distribution of the Currimundi Lake Catchment News, an environmental educational newsletter which is delivered to 6,000 homes in the catchment area. Nev and his wife personally delivered thousands of newsletters within the Currimundi-Creekside area.
In honour of Nev Lynagh, the Currimundi Catchment Care Group has selected Sunjewel Environmental Park as the planting site for National Tree Day on Sunday 27th July. In conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, the group will be organizing the planting of almost 1,000 trees, shrubs and grasses in this park along the banks of Currimundi Creek. Volunteers, especially local residents from the creek area, are encouraged to come and help with this planting. Children under the supervision of their parents are very welcome. It is necessary to sign on first in the park opposite Bluebell Street from 9am and a free BBQ for all volunteers will be provided at 11am. Further information can be obtained from Jenny on 54939695.
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