Koala Friends Program - Environmental Volunteer Award Recipient - Roger Peterson

8 months ago

Councillor Pauline Young, award recipient Roger Peterson and Koala Team Supervisor Tina Strachan

Koala Friends Environmental Volunteer Award recipient Roget Peterson with Councillor Young and Vulnerable Species Management Team (Koala Team) supervisor Tina Strachan.


On Saturday 25th November the City of Gold Coast (City) held our annual Environmental Volunteer Awards recognising the achievements of volunteers involved in City supported environmental programs. The event acknowledged the important role volunteers play in helping to manage and restore the Gold Coast’s natural assets.

We would like to congratulate Roger Peterson for being nominated to receive the award for the Koala Friends Program.

Roger is one of our most active Koala Friends members and is continually involved in koala conservation and on ground actions. As a Koala Friend, Roger has attended numerous koala tree plantings in his local area, including the important Wildcare Australia koala fodder plantation at Eddie Kornhauser Recreational Reserve.

Roger is passionate about koala conservation and continually liaises with both the Koala Team and local Councillors to achieve good koala conservation outcomes for the local Elanora koalas, including identifying suitable areas for future restoration and planting, installation of koala awareness signage and input into koala-dog management.

Roger is heavily invested the Koala Friends Program and ensuring positive outcomes for koalas in the southern Gold Coast. The Koala Team are grateful for his support