It’s time to recognise the commitment of Territorians who have been working to protect the environment and delivering more sustainable agriculture.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, urged all local Landcare groups and volunteers to nominate those hard working, passionate people for recognition in the 2017 Landcare awards.
“Landcare is an important part of the Coalition Government’s billion dollar plus investment in improving the condition of our natural resources,” Senator Scullion said.
“As a result, it is vital we acknowledge those individuals, partnerships and organisations that are carrying out this essential work.”
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, said Landcare Australia had more than 6000 groups and more than 100,000 volunteers.
“As we head into National Volunteer Week, these awards are not only a timely reminder to encourage people to get involved in their local community but also an opportunity to acknowledge the many significant environmental and agricultural outcomes being achieved,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“We can’t have a sustainable agricultural industry without looking after its productive base: soil management; weed, pest and disease management; water management; and biodiversity.
“Agriculture relies heavily on the health of the natural environment and the Australian Government is proud to acknowledge those dedicated to protecting it for future generations.”
This year there are nine categories in the state and territory Landcare awards including sustainable farming, Indigenous land management, young land carers, coast care and innovation.
Nominations for the NT awards close on 4 September, 2017.
Information about the awards, including submitting a nomination, is available here.