Councilor Geraldine Knapp

Councilor Geraldine Knapp

She has five children, is a self-confessed political animal, and maintains she got into local government because she was “a sticky beak”. She studied singing and piano, loves skiing, is passionate about her ward, and the role SOWN plays in caring for it....
Councilor Geraldine Knapp

Bob Whiteman

Bob Whiteman’s interest in environmental conservation began with a Christmas tree that outgrew its pot; “I went and planted it on the creek and nurtured it. It’s still there. It was as simple as that.” While he remembers the early organization...
Councilor Geraldine Knapp

Brian Hallinan

Brian Hallinan had the vision, the position and the foresight to imagine SOWN ” in and around 1993″. At the time he was the Councillor for The Gap, and his work with Council provided plenty of experience: he had been Chairman of Works and Chairman of Water...
Councilor Geraldine Knapp

Brian Sait

It probably helps that Brian Sait has a military background: his achievements as an early co-ordinator of SOWN would have required focussed planning as well as precision in their execution. He rallied the many volunteers and revegetated, re-stocked and revitalised a...
Councilor Geraldine Knapp

Clif Bell

Clif Bell’s wife Wendy refers to the stretch of creek beyond their back garden as “Clif’s Shed”. Clif says he gets sick of sitting around, “So I …hop over the back fence with a mattock or a grubber and do a bit of work, and you feel good...