Nominate a Landcare champion for the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards
Landcare Australia is inviting nominations for the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards which recognise individuals and groups across the country for their outstanding contributions to preserving Australia’s unique landscape.
The awards are an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the work of Landcare champions who are motivated by a shared vision to restore and protect the environment in their local community.
Landcare Australia chief executive officer Dr Shane Norrish said the awards honour those leading and encouraging the wider community to engage and participate in managing the environment and natural resources in their local area.
“With a growing community of more than 100,000 volunteers, farmers and professionals dedicated to caring for the land and water that sustain us, it is vital we acknowledge those individuals, partnerships and organisations that are carrying out this essential work,” he said.
Who can enter?
Landcare Australia encourages nominations from groups, networks and individuals involved in protecting and improving their local environment. They include:
- Sustainable farmers and farming systems groups
- Indigenous Landcare groups and individuals
- Urban Landcare groups including ‘Friends of’ and Bushcare groups
- Coastcare, Rivercare, Dunecare groups and individuals
- Environmental groups
- Natural resource management agencies
- Local government
- Research agencies
- Agricultural co-operatives, industry associations, suppliers or individual primary producers
- Junior Landcarers including day care centres, primary and secondary schools, youth groups
- Youth groups including Scouts and Girls Guides
Winners from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards will go on to be finalists at the 2020 National Landcare Awards held during the 2020 National Landcare Conference.
Nine national award categories are open for nominations:
- Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
- Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
- Australian Government Landcare Farming Award
- Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award
- Virgin Coastcare Award
- Australian Community Media Landcare Community Group Award
- Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award
- Indigenous Land Management Award
- Austcover Young Landcare Leader Award
For more information on the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards, including details for each category, please visit landcareaustralia.org.au/landcareawards2019.