We would like to introduce you to one of the many dedicated and passionate volunteers in our community, Jann Mattick. As a guardian, Jann is deeply committed to caring for our natural world and ensuring that our planet, and indeed our community, remains healthy and thriving for generations to come.
Jann is a true steward of the earth, and her love for the environment is evident in everything she does. Jann has been a dedicated volunteer since her mid-20s, always seeking ways to positively impact the environment and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. She currently volunteers with the Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Bushcare and Rivercare program, as well as participating annually in the Hawkseed Survey program, where she conducts surveys in remote areas of Kosciuszko National Park, sometimes even so remote she has to be helicoptered in and out of the survey area. Jann also serves as the treasurer for the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby group in Kangaroo Valley, a threatened species, and assists with tree planting of Casuarinas for the Glossy Black Program between April and September.
We are inspired by Jann’s tireless work and dedication to protecting our environment. Her commitment to sustainability and conservation reminds us of the importance of taking care of our planet and the profound impact that our actions can have on the world around us. Jann’s advice is to ‘just go along’, even if you feel apprehensive or you may not have the right skills, go along and see.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer like Jann, we encourage you to explore the opportunities available in our community. From local environmental groups to national conservation organisations, there are many ways to get involved and make a difference.