A local artist has donated a painting of a koala and her joey to the Pearl Beach Arboretum to support the arboretum’s koala relocation project.
President of the arboretum Ms Victoria Crawford said it was a generous donation by Pearl Beach artist Marijke Greenway and would be on display in the Crommelin Cottage.
“It is a beautiful addition to our meeting room.
“It is very timely as we work on the koala relocation project,” Ms Crawford said.
Ms Greenway’s donation was in honour of her husband John who had been a long-term Arboretum volunteer and president from 2012 to 2015.
The koala project is currently awaiting the results of the song metres conducted by Central Coast council to detect koalas in the local area.
Once the results have been collated, the next steps of the arboretum’s koala project will be determined.
Media release, 2 Oct 2020
Victoria Crawford, Pearl Beach Arboretum