Sunday, 21 May 2017


Paul Roux Resident's Forum Committee Chairman Richard Lewis has been nominated and selected as a finalist in the 2017 Eco Warrior Award:

The nomination reads as follows:

Richard Gordon Lewis - Former Chairperson of the Board of WESSA

Richard served for six years as vice chair and then seven years as Chairperson of the Board of the Wildlife and Environment Society of SA (WESSA). Upon joining the WESSA Board in 2002, he focused on driving the development of a new strategy for sustainable growth that positively transformed the organization into a significant implementer of environmental and conservation . He has given a vast amount of his time to caring for the earth, all on a volunteer basis, has received several awards for his work and is patron of the National Association of Conservancies / Stewardship SA. Richard is currently on the committee of the Gauteng - Regional Centre of Expertise  officially acknowledged by the United Nations University in Education for Sustainable Development.

The result will be announced on 14 June 2017

Richard, who recently received a Life Time Conservation Achiever Award from WESSA was also appointed as WESSA's first Ambassador. Here Richard receives the appointment by WESSA CEO Dr. Thommie Burger.

WESSA presented Richard with a beautiful bronze of the WESSA Sable Antelope created by Sarah Richards. 

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