A Coal Point Landcare volunteer's tireless efforts to protect endangered flora and fauna in Lake Macquarie has been recognised with a prestigious award from the organisation.
Suzanne Pritchard took out the 'Soaring with the Eagles' award at Friday evening's 2019 Lake Macquarie Environmental Excellence in Landcare Awards - the highest accolade available to recognise the work of Landcare volunteers.
Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network Chairperson Lois Simpson said Suzanne's influence on the environment and her local community had been 'profound'.
"Suzanne has been working tirelessly on bushland care for decades," Ms Simpson said.
"She enthuses and encourages others, supports and educates them. Her passion for the cause is infectious."
More than 90 Landcare volunteers and supporters came together for Friday's awards ceremony at the Lake Macquarie Landcare Resource Centre.
Landcare Coordinator Jason Harvey said the awards promoted and celebrated the achievements of Landcare groups throughout the past year, and recognised the dedication of long-term volunteers who reach 10 or 20 years of service as Landcare volunteers.