Nominations for the Victorian State Landcare Awards are now open.
The awards aim to recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, groups and organisations who actively engage in climate action and work to create healthier, more resilient and productive landscapes and communities.
From volunteers, Landcare groups and other environmental volunteer groups, to farmers and landholders, nominations are open in a number of categories,
Fourth-generation farmer, Andrew Stewart manages Yan Yan Gurt West Farm alongside his family and is honoured to have previously won both the 2020 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, and Australian Government Landcare Farming Award.
"Landcare stories need to be shared throughout Australia and celebrated to help spread the message of the wonderful achievements," he said.
"The act of coming together in family and community groups and improving urban and rural landscapes is a powerful and positive story for our nation."
Landcare Australia chief executive Shane Norrish said Landcare exemplifies the "strength of people from all walks of life working together for a common purpose".
"The... awards shine a light on Landcare's greatest asset - the diverse range of people involved in Landcare activities to respond to local issues," Dr Norrish said
"Whether it's their dedication to preserving the natural landscape, their commitment to their communities, or their leadership in the agricultural sector, these accomplishments remind us that the spirit of hands-on environmental stewardship that underpins the Landcare movement is stronger than ever before."
For details on how to nominate, or a full list of categories, visit the Landcare Awards website. Nominations close on March 1.
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