2019 Landcare Tasmania Awards celebrate outstanding Landcare champions

Landcare Australia

Tuesday 29 October: Outstanding Landcare people and projects were announced last night at the Tasmanian Landcare Awards at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, where Landcare champions from across Tasmania came together to celebrate impressive achievements in the Landcare community.

Hosted by cartoonist Andrew Marlton from First Dog on the Moon, the awards celebrate incredible efforts to protect Tasmanian land, water and biodiversity.
Last night’s ceremony saw award winners from diverse categories, including farming, community Landcare groups, Coastcare and Indigenous land management, announced by representatives of award sponsors and Tasmanian community Landcare champions/stalwarts.
Landcare Tasmania CEO Rod Knight paid tribute to the award finalists and winners.
“Last night’s Tasmanian Landcare Awards Dinner was a great celebration of Landcare in Tasmania. The awards recognised individuals, groups and partnerships across the state as well as, and most importantly, First nations custodians caring for country,” Mr Knight said.
“Every awards process has winners but their real value is in showcasing the incredible diversity, creativity and value Tasmanians apply to delivering environment and sustainability outcomes through grass roots, community based Landcare.”
Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish, commended recipients of the Tasmanian Landcare Awards on their outstanding accomplishments.
“It’s an honour to be able to recognise the great work being carried out by our Landcare champions in Tasmania,” Dr Norrish said.
“The Landcare Awards program provides Landcarers the ideal opportunity to get together and celebrate the individual and collective achievements of Landcare in the community.”
He added: “Landcarers across Australia deserve to be acknowledged and we’re looking forward to seeing Tasmanian winners represent their community at the National Landcare Awards next year”.
Winners of the National Award categories will go on to represent at the 2020 National Landcare Awards in Sydney.
2019 Tasmanian Landcare Award Winners:
  • Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award – Paul Thomas, Friends of Randalls Bay
  • Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award – Tamar NRM
  • Australian Community Media Landcare Community Group Award – KingIsland Natural Resource Management Group
  • Australian Community Media Landcare Community Group Award – KingIsland Natural Resource Management Group
  • Indigenous Land Management Award – pakana services
  • Virgin Coastcare Award – Circular Head Landcare Group
  • Australian Government Landcare Farming Award – Soil First Tasmania
  • Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award – Redbank Farm
  • Austcover Young Landcare Leadership Award – Carmel Allen – Friends of Fernglade
  • Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award – Risdon Vale Primary School- 24 Carrot Garden Project.
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