NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2011 state and territory Landcare Awards, giving everyone across Australia the opportunity to honour the people who make a positive difference to their local environment.
The prestigious Landcare Awards recognise the valuable work done by committed volunteers across the country, protecting and restoring our natural resources.
All winners from the 2011 state and territory awards will go forward as nominees in the biennial National Landcare Awards which will take place in 2012.
Volunteers can be nominated for any type of on-ground work which includes a huge range of activities such as sustainable farming, community gardening, habitat restoration, caring for rivers and creeks, preserving coastal landscapes and much more.
With 12 categories in place there is sure to be one for every type and size of project or group, be it large or small, urban or rural, bush or coastal.
“The Landcare movement is all about ordinary people making an extraordinary difference and the Landcare Awards are about celebrating these people and the work they do across the length and breadth of the country 365 days a year,” Heather Campbell, Landcare Australia CEO, said.
“There are thousands of Landcare, Bushcare, sustainable agriculture, ‘Friends of’™ and Coastcare groups around Australia who have amazing stories to tell and we want to hear what they are doing and promote their hard work.,” Ms Campbell said.
“It would be an impossible task to protect and improve the Australian landscape and environment without the work of these volunteers, who are the backbone of Landcare,” she said.