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Nominations open for State & Territory Landcare Awards

Landcarers across the country are being encouraged to submit a nomination for this year’s State & Territory Landcare Awards.

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Celebrating a silver milestone this year, the Awards have been running for 25 years and celebrate the many achievements of Landcare across a number of diverse areas, including sustainable farming, Coastcare, Junior Landcare, Indigenous land management, and more.

With nine national categories to choose from there is certain to be one to fit any kind of Landcare project or local hero, and all winners at a state and territory level will proceed as finalists to the 2016 National Landcare Awards.

CEO of Landcare Australia, Tessa Jakszewicz, is encouraging people who are involved in Landcare or know a worthy Landcarer to get involved.

“The Landcare Awards have been recognising and celebrating Landcare’s strength and diversity for 25 years, and are a fantastic way of letting people know the positive impact Landcare is having in communities across the country.

“Whether it’s a passionate educator teaching our kids where their food comes from or a primary producer illustrating the link between sustainable land management and an improved bottom line, Landcarers are having a positive impact in all sectors of our community,” she said.

Entries are now open and anyone interested in finding out more or submitting a nomination can visit landcareonline.com.au. Entries close on 31 May, apart from in Victoria, where they close on 21 June, Tasmania where they close on 30 June and the Northern Territory, where they close on 28 August.

The State & Territory Landcare Awards are supported by Landcare Australia through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

More information is available via www.landcareonline.com.au/landcareawards

2015 State & Territory Landcare Awards Categories

• Australian Government Individual Landcarer
• Australian Government Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator
• Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
• Australian Government Partnerships with Landcare
• Coastcare Award
• Junior Landcare Team
• Young Landcare Leader
• Indigenous Land Management
• Landcare Community Group

www.landcareonline.com.au