Janet Mangan wins Women in Landcare Award 2023-24

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SOWN’s Janet Mangan has won the inaugural Women in Landcare Award held on Saturday 25 May 2024 across six venues in Queensland and online via Zoom. 

Janet was cheered on by bushcare volunteers at the Brisbane venue in The Gap not far from one of the many areas she’s working to restore.

Award dedication

With exceptional energy and dedication, Janet Mangan is an active volunteer and dedicated leader for a number of bushcare groups in Local Councils, National Parks and Catchment groups across South-East Queensland and Greater Brisbane.

Janet’s dedication and passion is unmatched – to bushcare and community groups, volunteering 6 days a week and attending two to three bushcare events per day. Janet works and leads bushcare and nursery groups in both of Brisbane City Council’s Creek Catchment and Habitat Brisbane programs, Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN), Koala Conservation Council, Kumbartcho Native Plant Nursery, Pine Rivers Catchment Association, Native Plants Queensland and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).

Janet is involved in all aspects of bushcare and nursery activities, from carrying out the manual work of propagating, weeding and planting, to providing education and taking on decision-making roles in committees.

Janet Mangan is an exceptionally hard worker and energetic leader that continues to inspire and leave an enduring legacy for our environment and communities.

Janet Mangan briefing volunteers at Paten Park The Gap. Photo: Ed Bennett

Janet Mangan. Photo: Mark Crocker

At the award ceremony front row L-R Brian Venz Queensland Water and Land Carers, SOWN Life Member Renée McGlashan, Janet Mangan and SOWN Committee Member Ed Bennett. PHOTO: Anne Jones

Supporters celebrate with Janet. Photo: Ed Bennett