Nominate your Landcare Hero at the 2021 Western Australia Landcare Awards
Wednesday 16 June 2021: WA Landcare Network in partnership with the State NRM Office is inviting nominations for the 2021 WA Landcare Awards which recognises individuals and groups in Western Australia for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape.
Faced with the devastation of bushfires, the impact of the drought and floods, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Landcarers across Western Australia have rallied in the wake of unparalleled challenges. Landcarers have been locally active rebuilding communities with on-ground projects including habitat restoration for threatened species, bushland regeneration, wellbeing and mental health activities, as well as engaging volunteers who want to contribute.
The 2021 WA Landcare Awards is an opportunity to celebrate and honour Landcare champions from urban and rural communities excelling in sustainable agricultural practices, environmental protection, conservation of land and waterways, coastlines and biodiversity.
Mick Davis, Chair of the WA Landcare Network says the 2021 WA Landcare Awards is a chance to celebrate the achievements of those leading the wider community to engage and participate in managing the environment and natural resources in their local area, while faced with unprecedented challenges.
“Volunteers across WA play a vital role in restoring and maintaining our natural and agricultural landscapes at a local level, and these Landcare awards are a terrific opportunity to acknowledge their efforts and celebrate their achievements.”
2019 WA Individual Landcarer Award Winner, Basil Schur says that the Landcare Award recognition has provided him with an opportunity to celebrate the work achieved by the wonderful communities and volunteers he works closely with on the south coast of WA.
“The Landcare Award recognition has given me the confidence that I am making a difference in my community and for the environment. It has motivated me to continue to care for my local and regional environment, its ecosystems and wildlife and to assist with the mammoth restoration task at hand.
WA Landcare Network encourages nominations from groups, networks and individuals involved in protecting and improving their local environment. They include:
• Sustainable farmers and grower groups
• Indigenous groups caring for country
• Landcare centres, catchment groups and individuals
• Landcare facilitators
• Urban landcare groups including ‘Friends of’ and bushcare groups
• Coastcare, Rivercare, groups and individuals
• Environmental community groups
• Natural resource management regional groups
• Local government authorities
• Research agencies
• Agricultural co-operatives, industry associations, suppliers or individual primary producers
• Junior Landcare (including day care centres, primary and secondary schools)
• Youth groups including Scouts and Girls Guides.
Winners from the 2021 WA Landcare Awards will go forward to the 2022 National Landcare Awards held during the 2022 National Landcare Conference.
Eight national award categories are now open for nominations:
• Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
• Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
• Australian Government Landcare Farming Award
• Coastcare Award
• ACM Landcare Community Group Award
• Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award
• KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award
• Young Landcare Leadership Award
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