Finalist: Volunteer of the Year Award
John and Helene Maelich
John and Helene Maelich are the heart and soul of the Inala Bushcare group in South-West Brisbane. This powerhouse couple have dedicated hundreds of hours of their time to turning grassy, weed infested local bushland into thriving forest.
For years, they have taken on Environmental Science students from Griffith University as interns to help with their rehabilitation works and have mentored others to lead their own bushcare projects.