SOWN Wins Australia Day Award


Lord Mayor’s ‘Green Heart Award – Organisation’ for 2017.

SOWN has won the Lord Mayor’s Australia Day ‘Green Heart Award – Organisation’ for 2017.

In making the award the Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, said that SOWN is ‘a perfect example of a local group giving back to the community at a grassroots level … by rehabilitating waterways, increasing community awareness … and also providing valuable environmental education to prisoners at the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre’.

The Lord Mayor presented the award to SOWN President, Leo Lee, and members Lynn Swan, Di Glynn, Derek Simpson and John Abbott, at Australia Day events this week.

These plants need your help!

The SOWN Nursery is full and these plants are bursting out of their tubes. They need your help to get into the ground!

We have got lots of local eucalypts, ficus, black beans, melaleucas, hibiscus, sennas and, of course, lomandras. So come along to the nursery this Saturday morning or next Wednesday morning and get some plants for your bushcare site or bush garden.

All plants are free if you are a financial member of SOWN. Please remember to bring your membership card or to collect it at the nursery.

If you are not a SOWN member, you can easily join online on the SOWN website at