Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

2 December 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

Many Tasmanians go above and beyond in caring for the land and the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards recognise these achievements.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has a long-standing relationship with Landcare Tasmania and I congratulate the eight winners announced today:

Partnerships for Landcare Award – Kingborough Council

Junior Landcare Team Award – Youngtown Primary School

Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices – Dairy Tasmania’s Clean Rivers and FertSmart projects

Individual Landcarer Award – Helen Eastburn, from the West Tamar Landcare Group

Young Landcare Leader Award – Adam Holmstrom, from Glebe Hill Bushland Reserve Landcare Group

Indigenous Land Management Award – Glenorchy Reconciliation Group

Coastcare Award – Turners Beach Coastcare

Landcare Community Group Award – Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group

Landcarers provide important services for our environment and our community, and it is important to recognise the contribution landcare volunteers make to the State.

The hands-on work of Tasmanian landcarers is integral to the sustainable management and health of our natural resources.

These awards recognise individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to helping and protecting our environment for future generations.

The award winners will go on to represent Tasmania at the National Landcare Awards in 2018.

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