The Landcare Hero Honour Roll
The Landcare Hero Honour Roll seeks to promote, acknowledge and celebrate the considerable contributions of those who have been involved in Landcare for 25 years or more. If you would like to share your experiences or know someone who deserves to be celebrated, make your nomination today.
Les and Mary Boyce(QLD)
Les Boyce: Rainbow Beach was only gazetted in 1969, an outpost town of the Qld Widgee Shire (Gympie).
The Qld Beach Protection Authority (BPA) collected shoreline data from 1977-1988 at Rainbow Beach, enlisting local volunteers, in particular the late Mr Les Boyce, who continued for a few more years until the BPA was eventually dissolved.
Les had extensive knowledge of Qld coastal wallum and rainforest species, and initiated plantings at Rainbow Beach to manage erosion and reduce the effect of salt laden wind on an exposed high dune.
Mary Boyce worked with Les in planting dune species and both were active members of Rainbow Beach Coastcare, now Cooloola Coastcare. Mary currently continues water quality monitoring of local creeks, stormwater and patterned fens; and has volunteered at the Cooloola community native plant nursery for 15 years.