Watercourse warriors feature in student environment book

Ashley Sinclair presented Linese Norrish and Anne Jericho with Ashley’s book ‘Earth and Us’. Photo: Contributed  

WHEN year 12 student Ashley Sinclair needed locals to talk to about the environment and those who know it well and maintain it Coolum and North Shore Coast Care put her in the direction of one of their true local heroes, Linese Norrish from the ‘Watercourse Warriors’. 

The Noosa Pengari Steiner School student chose for her year 12 independent project to combine research into Noosa’s part with interviewing and photographing participants working to restore and maintain a sustainable lifestyle for the place we call home.   

Ashley’s journey in creating the book ‘Earth and Us’, led to her discovering many new ‘environments’ and people who actively work in them.  

Jewels such as the Oyster Reef Restoration Project, Plastic Free Noosa, Trees for Tourism, the Food Waste Loop at the Yandina Community Gardens and of course Coolum and North Shore Coast Care.  

The book also has articles featuring youth-initiated projects giving hope for a sustainable future for our region. 

Coolum local, Linese Norrish and her Watercourse Warriors were visited when Ashley contacted Coolum Coast Care, seeking to interview one of their volunteers. This resulted in a four-page article on the Lions Park/Stumers Creek Watercourse Project. 

The Watercourse Warriors are always on the lookout for new volunteers and can be contacted via Coast Care on 0478 435  

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