The Byron Environment Centre say they are sad to note the passing of Sharon Curry, who died on February 15, 2022.
Convenor Byron Environment Centre, John Lazarus, told The Echo, ‘Sharon has left this waltz of life, and now she dances on another plane. When she was Shire-new, she found her paddocks. Grew a forest. Served as nurse and midwife, bringing earthlings safely through.
‘She was Damian’s mother, wrapped in cloaks of love and value. She helped reforest Steiner land before the world went Cape Byron.
‘For 31 years, she led the BEC from its community heart, and nurtured the Shire’s health with grace and wisdom. She taught Earth restoration ways before we knew what to call them. She said No to Mackin Ways, yes to Wallum-saving in the Belongil.
‘No to Club Med and Becton, yes to Binyabutts and boardwalks. No to high-rise, and yes to pirate rotundas in the park. She was friend to the Earth, activist and protector. She was our mother, our accomplice, our beloved and trusted friend. She was Shaz, one and many, and loved by all. She will be sorely missed,’ said Mr Lazarus.
A gathering and planting to celebrate Sharon Curry’s life was held at the Cumbebin Boardwalk, next to the Butler Street Reserve.
John Lazarus said, ‘Sharon adopted this critical piece of town wetland decades ago, and coordinated its chemical free restoration project, removing weeds and replanting with natives.’
Vale Sharon Curry.