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Call goes out to land carers

Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

Dwayne Evans with his award at the state and territory landcare awards in 2015. PICTURE: Supplied Dwayne Evans with his award at the state and territory landcare awards in 2015. PICTURE: Supplied

By Kara de Groot

Landholders, land management groups and environmental initiatives are invited to submit their entry for the 2017 Western Local Landcare Awards.

This award recognises the work of individuals, groups and organisations on projects that improve their land in the Western region, with nominations open from now until March 31.

Regional Landcare Facilitator Fiona Garland said she hopes this year’s awards are hotly contested.

“A lot of people have done great work with regards to land management and Landcare related projects in our region,” Ms Garland said.

“These awards are an opportunity to recognise these people for their work, and hopefully inspire others to make positive changes on their properties or in their local communities,” she said.

“I’d encourage landholders, Landcare groups and pest management groups to nominate.”

There are eight categories in this year’s awards, ranging from farm practices, indigenous land management, youth work and Landcare.

Entrants in the eight categories will compete for a share of $4,000 in prize money, with winners automatically entered into the 2017 NSW Landcare Awards.

Day care centres, primary and secondary schools, youth groups, scout groups and other organisations that work to improve their local landscape and natural resources are also encouraged to apply.

Entry forms are available at any Local land Services Western Region office or online.

Judging will take place in April 2017 with winners announced at the Western Local Landcare Awards Ceremony.

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