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Honour RollCitizen of the Year Award - 2014
Don Wilson is President and Founder of Bushcare's Major Day Out Committee. Five years ago he decided to do more than be a highly active member of two or three bushcare groups in the Willoughby area and set up a volunteer committee to create a national bushcare volunteer day - Bushcare’s Major Day Out.
This event has gone from strength to strength and in 2013 involved over 130 sites in seven states around Australia, including the very successful Tunks Park local event. This has involved being both flexible and persistent in gaining support for an event which he started from scratch with almost no funds or initial awareness.
He is an excellent and enthusiastic spokesperson for the cause and is highly persuasive when gaining new sites. He is both tenacious and humble when speaking to potential supporters.
Don has also raised public and media awareness for the important volunteer work of restoring and maintaining the bushland around the Willoughby area and around urban areas nationally.
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