Landcare Australia is inviting nominations for the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards which recognises individuals and groups across the nation for their outstanding contributions to land management practices and preservation of the unique Australian landscape.
And Landcare Australia CEO Shane Norrish says the prestigious awards is an opportunity to honour the enduring spirit of inclusivity and diversity at the heart of the Landcare philosophy.
‘Landcare represents a diverse community coming together with one common goal – local people working on local issues,’ Dr Norrish said. ‘And the 2019 State and Territory Landcare Awards give us the chance to recognise and honour tireless Australian volunteers who unite to make a positive impact on land management practices in communities around the country.’
Marking 30 years of Landcare in 2019, Landcare has developed and evolved into a sweeping, inclusive movement which continues to smash barriers and bring communities closer together.
‘Landcare is voluntary,’ Dr Norrish added. ‘Nobody is ever saying ‘you have to join in’ but when you do, everyone is welcome. It’s not a closed club.’
Landcare has played a leading role in changing Australia’s approach to sustainable agricultural practices, environmental protection, conservation of land and waterways, coastlines and biodiversity.
And for over 20 years, the Landcare Awards has celebrated those working towards sustainable land use and undertaking on-ground action to protect, enhance or restore an area on behalf of the community.
**Winners from the 2019 State & Territory Landcare Awards will go forward to the 2020 National Landcare Awards held during the 2020 National Landcare Conference. The National Landcare Awards ceremony also includes the Bob Hawke Landcare Award sponsored by the Australian Government.
Are you aware of an individual or group that needs to be recognised for their contribution to caring for our country? We encourage you to please nominate them for one of our nine national award categories https://landcareaustralia.org.au/landcareawards2019
Source: Landcare Australia