Leo Lee has won the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Individual Green Heart Award.

Leo is a former president of SOWN, a current committee member, nursery volunteer and fish expert and geneticist.

The award was for his outstanding voluntary contribution to identifying and rehabilitating native fish populations.

SOWN President John Abbott said Leo’s award was richly deserved.

“Leo has a passion for our native fish and this has led him to becoming a champion for preserving our waterways,” John said.

The award citation makes particular mention of Leo’s recent work on Cedar Creek which is a tributary of Kedron Brook.

“Leo also oversees the Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring Program, supported by Brisbane City Council and Seqwater, to learn more about the health and function of our waterways and inform ongoing management practices.”

John said Leo backed up his passion for native fish with detailed scientific knowledge about his subject. “SOWN is very lucky to have a scientist of Leo’s calibre leading our Enoggera Creek monitoring program,” he said.

The monitoring program collects data at several sites throughout the Enoggera Creek catchment and needs volunteers to assist in the data collection.

If you are interested to find out what is living in our creeks and how abundant our native and exotic species are contact info@saveourwaterwaysnow.com.au.

Training is provided in safety, equipment and use, fish and other species identification and documentation.

Leo Lee receives the Individual Green Hearth Award from Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner, 22 January 2021