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Nominations for Landcare Awards closing soon

by Grain Central, 29 June 2017

Nominations for the 2017 State and Territory Landcare Awards, which recognise Australians who work to protect the environment and deliver sustainable agriculture, are closing soon.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, today urged all Landcare groups and volunteers to get their nominations in before the closing dates.

“Landcare is an important part of the Australian Government’s billion dollar plus investment in improving and safeguarding the nation’s precious natural resources of soil, water, vegetation and biodiversity. As a community-based, largely volunteer movement, it is vital we recognise and celebrate those hard-working individuals carrying out this vital work on the ground in rain or shine,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“The awards also elevate the profile of improved and innovative sustainable farm practices by recognising and rewarding leadership, and inspiring others to follow suit, leading to more productive and profitable farm businesses.”

This year there are nine categories in the state and territory Landcare awards, including sustainable farming, Indigenous land management, young Landcarers, Coastcare and innovation.

All winners at the state and territory level will go on to be finalists at the 2018 National Landcare Awards.

State and territory nominations close:

Victoria 28 June (closed)
Western Australia 10 July
South Australia 15 July
New South Wales 17 July
Australian Capital Territory 31 July
Northern Territory 4 September
Queensland 4 September
Tasmania 15 September

 

To find out more or to submit a nomination visit: e-award.com.au/2017/landcareawards/newentry/about

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