Conservation SA congratulates Premier's NRM & Landcare Award winners

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17 September 2015

Conservation SA congratulates Premier's NRM & Landcare Award winners    

SA’s peak body for the environment Conservation SA is pleased to congratulate the winners of the Premier’s NRM and SA Landcare Awards, which were announced at the State Landcare Conference in Waikerie on Tuesday night.

The Landcare Award winners were:

  • Australian Government Individual Landcarer – Lewis Westbrook

  • Australian Government Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator – Jill Woodlands

  • Australian Government Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices – Tom Bradman

  • Australian Government Partnerships with Landcare – South Australian Regent Parrot Recovery Team

  • Coastcare Aware – Tennyson Dunes Group

  • Indigenous Land Corp Land Management – Claudia Smith

  • Fairfax Media Landcare Community Group – Port MacDonnell Landcare Group

  • Junior Landcare Team – Barmera Primary School

  • Manpower Young Landcare Leader – Saskia Gerhardy

The Premier’s NRM Award winners were:

  • Aboriginal Leadership (Female) – Ms Regina McKenzie (Northern & Yorke)

  • Aboriginal Leadership (Male) – Mr Peter Clarke (SE)

  • Big Picture - The Samphire Coast Icon Project

  • Community Engagement - Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group

  • NRM Research & Innovation - Friends of Shorebirds South East

  • Partnership Project – South East Aboriginal Focus Group

  • Service to NRM - The Keynes Family

  • Rising Star – Bradley Martin

Chief Executive Craig Wilkins said: ‘We congratulate all the winners. It’s great to see so many in the community getting together to look after our vital natural landscapes.

‘We are particularly proud to note the recognition for our newest member, Tennyson Dunes Group, which has just celebrated 20 years protecting that gorgeous coastal ecosystem. To top it off, they have just succeeded in getting the Dunes protected under the Crown Land Management Act, so future generations will be able to enjoy them. We are thrilled the group’s hard work has been acknowledged with an award. 

‘It’s also fantastic that our staff member Jill Woodlands has been awarded for many years facilitating better collaboration between NGOs and the Natural Resource Management system. Jill has used her energy and enthusiasm to foster a great spirit of collaboration amongst volunteer groups in SA,” he said.

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Contact: Craig Wilkins, 0417 879 439

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