Case Studies

Coltons Road Woody Weed Removal Project
The Railway and Road Reserve along Coltons Road, Minhamite contains basalt shrubby woodland vegetation. Very few remnants of this vegetation class remain in the Victorian Volcanic Plains, making the site vital for the long term protection of the area. Project Summary In ...
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Coltons Road Woody Weed Removal Project
Goulburn Pre-School
Goulburn Pre-School is a community based organisation that provides high quality early childhood educational program to over 100 families with 40 children aged 3-6 years old attending each day.  The Pre-School community includes children from many different backgrounds and socio-economic ...
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Goulburn Pre-School
Dubbo College Delroy Campus
Dubbo College Delroy Campus is a junior campus of Dubbo College – a public secondary school in Dubbo providing educational opportunities for approximately 500 indigenous and non-Indigenous students from across Dubbo.  Dubbo College Delroy Campus has the highest number of ...
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Dubbo College Delroy Campus
Community Kids Mount Gambier
Community Kids Mt Gambia Early Education Centre had a vision to improve their tired outdoor playground by upgrading to a natural outdoor environment using plants, bark and real grass. The Centre built a dry creek bed and picnic area for ...
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Community Kids Mount Gambier
Cardiff North Public School
Cardiff North Public School’s environmental group works within a small school situation with a commitment to environmental sustainability. The school has vegetable gardens, worm farms, composting, recycling, (maintained by student groups), and tank water. The local community is very supportive ...
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Cardiff North Public School
First Ourimbah Scouts
The 1st Ourimbah Scout Group provides children aged 5 – 18 years the opportunity to explore both the natural and man-made environment, and currently works with 70 kids from the Central Coast. Scouting provides an opportunity to demonstrate good role ...
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First Ourimbah Scouts
Bundaberg East State School
Bundaberg East State School is the second largest primary school in Bundaberg.  During the January 2013 floods, 100% of their school grounds and buildings were inundated with flood waters, causing major damages throughout the school including  the grassed area of ...
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Bundaberg East State School
The Little Penguin Story
This project funding supported the development and production of an educational resource called The Little Penguins of Manly Wharf - to educate the public and raise awareness about how to look after our penguins. Little penguins used to be common. But, ...
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The Little Penguin Story
Getting it right: flood mitigation that balances environmental, production and infrastructure needs
Murrumbidgee Landcare was established in 1996 and is the umbrella organisation that represents community Landcare groups in the Murrumbidgee catchment. This project involved two member networks - Kyeamba Valley and Tarcutta Valley Landcare.  The ultimate goal is to increase the ...
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Getting it right: flood mitigation that balances environmental, production and infrastructure needs
Biodiversity riparian corridor linking koala habitat
Over the last 12 months the Crossing has involved program participants in seed collection, seedling raising, planting and habitat survey particularly as it relates to riparian habitat. Project Description Over the last 12 months the Crossing has involved program participants in seed ...
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Biodiversity riparian corridor linking koala habitat
Girralong Reach Project
In 2011 Northern Rivers CMA funded a reach plan for Girralong. This grant enabled Nambucca Valley Landcare (NVL) and the 9 landowners along 5kms of Girralong Reach Project Description In 2011 Northern Rivers CMA funded a reach plan for Girralong. This grant ...
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Girralong Reach Project
Deua River Riparian Weed Eradication/Revegetation
The aim of this project was to reduce weed infestations in riparian areas in the Upper Deua Catchment, to conduct primary weed control upstream of Araluen Creek junction, and to revisit sites previously treated downstream of this point. Project Description The aim ...
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Deua River Riparian Weed Eradication/Revegetation
Rehabilitating habitat of the endangered Southern Pygmy Perch
The Holbrook area is one of 3 remaining locations in NSW where the endangered Pygmy Perch is known to exist. Habitat for the pygmy perch is also Project Description The Holbrook area is one of 3 remaining locations in NSW that ...
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Rehabilitating habitat of the endangered Southern Pygmy Perch
Wompoo Gorge Rainforest and Riparian Restoration
Bush regenerators and landholders have implemented bush regeneration works to restore endangered lowland subtropical rainforest linking Nightcap and Goonengerry National Parks. Project Description Bush regenerators and landholders have implemented bush regeneration works to restore endangered lowland subtropical rainforest linking Nightcap and Goonengerry ...
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Wompoo Gorge Rainforest and Riparian Restoration
Boosting the Capertee Valley Regent Honey Eater Recovery Program
The aim of this project was to work with landowners, volunteers and Birds Australia members to undertake native wildlife corridor plantings in the Capertee Valley. Project Description The aim of this project was to work collaboratively with local landowners, volunteers and Birds ...
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Boosting the Capertee Valley Regent Honey Eater Recovery Program
Rainforest Restoration at Mortons Scrub and Booyong Flora Reserve
The Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group aims to restore high conservation value Big Scrub Lowland Rainforest remnants, whose lowland subtropical rainforest vegetation is listed as a critically endangered ecological community. Project Description The Big Scrub Rainforest Landcare Group aims to restore high ...
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Rainforest Restoration at Mortons Scrub and Booyong Flora Reserve
Ranges Link – Stirling to Porongurup
The project has achieved a protected wildlife corridor between the Porongurups and the Stirling Ranges in the south of Western Australia, with over 100km of fencing constructed and the re-establishment of 50 ha of native vegetation on previously degraded land. Project ...
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Ranges Link – Stirling to Porongurup
Return of the Curlew
The Kowree Farm Tree Group (KTFG) is a group of volunteers helping to boost conservation efforts in the West Wimmera region of Victoria. For many years the KFTG has been concerned at the ongoing decline of the local, tiny population of bush stone-curlews ...
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Return of the Curlew
Building soils and fixing carbon with wood chips: Year 2
The Baringhup Landcare Group has undertaken a two-year study to investigate the effectiveness of adding woodchips to soil to increase biological carbon. Project Detail The Baringhup Landcare Group has undertaken a two-year study to investigate the effectiveness of adding woodchips to soil ...
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Building soils and fixing carbon with wood chips: Year 2
Understorey Project
The Portland Secondary College Understorey Project is an initiative of the Year 12 VCAL Personal Development class. Students were tasked with organising two events – an information session on tree planting technique and a planting day on National Tree Day. Project ...
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Understorey Project
Healthy catchments – Healthy waterways
Yule Brook is a natural watercourse at its headwaters which turns into a network of deeply incised drains in its lower reaches that combine to form the Yule Brook Main Drain. The drain discharges into the Canning River at the ...
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Healthy catchments – Healthy waterways
Bushcare's Major Day Out - Willoughby
The aim of “Bushcare's Major Day Out” was to engage the local community in the restoration of remnant bushland, recruit new members to Bushcare and provide an opportunity for environmental volunteers across Willoughby and North Sydney to socialise and get ...
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Bushcare's Major Day Out - Willoughby
Priority Site Repair and Knowledge Improvement in the Clarence Plains Catchment
The Priority Site Repair and Knowledge Improvement project increased the awareness and participation of the Clarence Plains community in caring for public land and encouraged people to adopt landcare approaches on their own properties. Project summary The Priority Site Repair and Knowledge ...
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Priority Site Repair and Knowledge Improvement in the Clarence Plains Catchment
Cedar Creek Corridor Enhancement Project
The Cedar Creek Corridor Enhancement Project assisted in developing wildlife corridors in the Tambourine Mountain region through a range of activities including the regeneration of the native rainforest area, weed management, native tree planting and the development of understory plants. Project ...
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 Cedar Creek Corridor Enhancement Project
Regeneration of Hunter's Falls
The Regeneration of Hunter's Falls project aimed to improve the health of the 6th Creek by reducing erosion by revegetating the creek line. Project summary The Regeneration of Hunter's Falls project aimed to improve the health of the 6th Creek by reducing ...
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Regeneration of Hunter's Falls
Building relationships between land managers and Traditional Owners
Through the “Building relationships between land managers and Traditional Owners” project, the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) further developed their relationship with the local Indigenous community, the Wurundjeri People, through a range of community projects and activities. Project Summary Through the “Building ...
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Building relationships between land managers and Traditional Owners
Restore, Re-new, Reclaim
The “Restore, Re-new, Reclaim” project aimed to greatly increase native biodiversity over the 18 Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) sites. Summary The “Restore, Re-new, Reclaim” project aimed to greatly increase native biodiversity over the 18 Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) sites. Project ...
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Restore, Re-new, Reclaim
Indigenous Ranger Training & Water quality in Darwin Harbour
The Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation aims to build on existing relationships with land management groups see increased utilisation of Larrakia knowledge (including recording and dissemination) in culturally appropriate resource management. As custodians of country for thousands of years the Larrakia ...
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Indigenous Ranger Training & Water quality in Darwin Harbour
Superb Parrot Project
Established in 1992, the Superb Parrot Group  consists of a group of 20+ landowners in the Picola, Barmah, Nathalia region who have systematically planted, and more recently direct seeded, more than 400 ha of their own land. A number of ...
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Superb Parrot Project
Warril Creek extension of riparian vegetation
Kuranda Envirocare has been working for over ten years to conserve and repair biodiversity and to educate the Kuranda community to value and protect biodiversity. The group has contributed a large number of volunteer hours over the years; many thousands ...
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Warril Creek extension of riparian vegetation
Enhancing habitat in the Finniss Catchment
Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association works with the local community to protect and restore biodiversity and sustainably manage natural resources, so as to create an environment where human activity and natural ecosystems can sustainably co-exist. The body works ...
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Enhancing habitat in the Finniss Catchment
Catchment 4 Coasts - Community Engagement and On Ground Works
The Bellarine Catchment Network aims to have a community driven project which recognises that all sections of the community need to play an active role in caring for the environment. This is best achieved on a catchment wide basis. The ...
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Catchment 4 Coasts - Community Engagement and On Ground Works
Shaun & Lisa McIntyre, VIC - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Karabeal farmers Shaun and Lisa McIntyre are passionate about the environment, sustainable agriculture and using Landcare to strengthen community bonds. Shaun and Lisa founded the Panyyabyr Landcare Group in 1993 and have served as the Group’s president and secretary respectively for ...
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Shaun & Lisa McIntyre, VIC - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Kathie Stove, SA - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Since moving to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island in 2003, Kathie Stove has become one of the island's most active and committed environmental champions. Through a number of community committees, Kathie has encouraged residents to become custodians of their natural environment. Soon ...
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Kathie Stove, SA - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Heidi Hardisty, WA - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Since moving to Australia in 2006, Heidi Hardisty has worked tirelessly to help protect and rehabilitate Lake Claremont, a complex wetland ecosystem in Perth’s western suburbs. Heidi has been the coordinator of the Friends of Lake Claremont Ltd (FOLC) since 2007. ...
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Heidi Hardisty, WA - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Chris Scott, NSW - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
A true Landcare champion, Chris Scott has been involved in Landcare for the past 18 years, contributing to the development of the movement at local, regional, state and national levels. In 1994, Chris established the Wherrol Flat & Caparra Landcare Group ...
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Chris Scott, NSW - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Glenn Baker, QLD - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Glenn Baker is highly respected in the Monto community for his dedication and hard work in supporting and promoting Landcare in the region. As President of North Burnett Landcare Group Inc., Glenn has capably led the Group in taking on ...
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Glenn Baker, QLD - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Tim Collins, NT - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Over the past few years, dedicated Landcarer, Tim Collins, has waged a war on weeds in the Alice Springs region. A qualified horticulturalist and chair of Alice Springs Landcare Inc., Tim regularly collaborates with external stakeholders, organises volunteer field days ...
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Tim Collins, NT - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Gwen Egg, TAS - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Passionate about the environment and community, Gwen Egg has been a leader in community coastal action in Tasmania for the past two decades. In 1991, concerned about the impact of residential development in the Dodges Ferry area where she lives, Gwen ...
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Gwen Egg, TAS - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Friends of the Great South West Walk, VIC- Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
The Great South West Walk (GSWW) is a 250 kilometre walking track in Victoria which attracts a great number of bushwalkers and nature-lovers and is maintained and protected by the Friends of the Great South West Walk. This dedicated group of ...
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Friends of the Great South West Walk, VIC- Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Sarah Hnatiuk, ACT - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Since 2003,  Sarah Hnatiuk has worked tirelessly to improve the condition of Mount Painter Nature Reserve, located in Canberra Nature Park, and has contributed many hours to volunteering with Greening Australia (GA) Capital Region’s activities near Canberra. Sarah is the volunteer ...
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Sarah Hnatiuk, ACT - Aust. Govt. Individual Landcarer Award
Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, SA - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group (HILG) has been nominated in the Australian Government Coastcare category for its large-scale restoration and revegetation project, the Murray Mouth Estuary Restoration Project (MMERP). The MMERP is an excellent example of a community driven environmental restoration project, ...
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Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, SA - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Greenhead Coastcare Group, WA - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Green Head Coastcare Group was formed 20 years ago as the Green Head Townscape committee with the vision to develop the West Australian town site in an environmentally friendly way, whilst maintaining the culture and freedom of the area. Over ...
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Greenhead Coastcare Group, WA - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
South West Rocks Dunecare, NSW - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
South West Rocks Dune Care (SWRDC) is a dedicated and enthusiastic group of 10-15 volunteers which works in the Smoky Cape area of Hat Head National Park and Crown Land in South West Rocks area on the Mid Northern New ...
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South West Rocks Dunecare, NSW - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Beachcare, QLD - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Established in 2005, BeachCare is the Gold Coast’s dune care program, facilitated by Griffith Centre for Coastal Management (GCCM) at Griffith University in partnership with Gold Coast City Council. The key focus of the program is the sustainable management of the ...
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Beachcare, QLD - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Darwin Harbour Clean-Up, NT - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
What originally started as a fishing industry initiative, the Darwin Harbour Clean-Up has been successfully held over the past two years and has seen over three and a half tonnes of rubbish cleared from Darwin Harbour. The idea for the first ...
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Darwin Harbour Clean-Up, NT - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group, WA - Toshiba Community Group Award
Since 1998, the Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group (EBICG) has delivered more than 200 Landcare projects in the Ellen Brook and Brockman River catchments, with the goal of reducing nutrients in waterways, addressing salinity and encouraging sustainable land management. Ellen Brook ...
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Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group, WA - Toshiba Community Group Award
Rubicon Coast and Landcare Inc., TAS - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Formed in 1992 and originally known as Port Sorell Landcare, Rubicon Coast and Landcare Inc was established to address problems such as large-scale vegetation clearing for residential development, erosion of foreshores and hinterlands, and weed infestations. The group currently has 43 ...
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Rubicon Coast and Landcare Inc., TAS - Aust. Govt. Coastcare Award
Balala-Brushgrove Landcare Group, NSW - Toshiba Community Group Award
The Balala-Brushgrove Landcare Group has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for undertaking a broad range of natural resource management projects for the benefit of local land owners. Formed in 1989, the group’s projects have encompassed revegetation works, erosion remediation, ...
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Balala-Brushgrove Landcare Group, NSW - Toshiba Community Group Award
Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, SA - Toshiba Community Group Award
The Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group (HILG) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its environmental restoration work on the island. The main focus of the Group’s activities is the Murray Mouth Estuary Restoration (MMER) Project, launched in 2001/2002 with ...
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Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, SA - Toshiba Community Group Award
Friends of Willow Park Inc., VIC - Toshiba Community Group Award
The Friends of Willow Park (FOWP) has been nominated for its work in protecting and preserving the park and raising awareness of its ecological and social importance.  An urban group, FOWP was formed in 2006 and has attracted over $200,000 ...
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Friends of Willow Park Inc., VIC - Toshiba Community Group Award
Toowoomba Landcare Group, QLD - Toshiba Community Group Award
The Toowoomba Landcare Group has been nominated for delivering a project to ensure sustainable management of natural resources within the Cooby Dam Catchment, a water supply catchment for Toowoomba. This project, Adapt, Adopt and Apply: Landcare Achieving Sustainable Farming and Biodiversity Targets ...
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Toowoomba Landcare Group, QLD - Toshiba Community Group Award
Land for Wildlife, NT - Toshiba Community Group Award
Land for Wildlife has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its work in encouraging and facilitating private landholders and other groups to protect native habitat on properties in Central Australia. The Land for Wildlife program, begun in Alice Springs ...
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Land for Wildlife, NT - Toshiba Community Group Award
Friends of Adventure Bay Inc., TAS - Toshiba Community Group Award
Friends of Adventure Bay Inc has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its work in coastal management at Adventure Bay on Bruny Island (south of Hobart in Tasmania). The group developed the Adventure Bay Foreshore Management Plan in 2007 ...
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Friends of Adventure Bay Inc., TAS - Toshiba Community Group Award
Red Hill Regenerators, ACT - Toshiba Community Group Award
Red Hill Regenerators (RHR) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for working towards sustainable land use and enhancing and protecting Red Hill on behalf of the community. Over the past 22 years, the RHR has transformed Red Hill from ...
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Red Hill Regenerators, ACT - Toshiba Community Group Award
Waikerie Primary School, SA - Westpac Education Award
Waikerie Primary School has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their highly successful Youth Environment Team (YET), which conducts a range of environmental and sustainability initiatives in the school and wider community. Environmental education is an integral part of ...
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Waikerie Primary School, SA - Westpac Education Award
Mount Whitestone Primary School, QLD - Westpac Education Award
Mount Whitestone Primary School has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their extensive sustainability and biodiversity activities that have been integrated throughout the curriculum and actively engage parents and the wider community. The small school of only 19 students, ...
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Mount Whitestone Primary School, QLD - Westpac Education Award
Ballarat Christian College, VIC - Westpac Education Award
Ballarat Christian College has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their environmental program, The Creek Project, which has allowed the students to develop their skills in natural resource management. The Creek Project is coordinated by Year 9 students, and ...
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Ballarat Christian College, VIC - Westpac Education Award
North Dandalup Primary School, WA - Westpac Education Award
North Dandalup Primary School has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their extensive integration of environmental education into the school’s curriculum and into the culture of the school and wider community. Over the past 13 years the school has ...
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North Dandalup Primary School, WA - Westpac Education Award
Youngtown Primary School, TAS - Westpac Education Award
Youngtown Primary School has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their work in creating a wildlife habitat where students and the community can come together to learn about sustainable environmental practices in a practical and meaningful way. The Youngtown ...
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Youngtown Primary School, TAS - Westpac Education Award
Sts Peter and Paul Primary School, ACT - Westpac Education Award
Sts Peter and Paul Primary School has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their commitment to embedding sustainable best practice into the lives of their students and school as a whole. The school has constructed a new Environmental Education ...
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Sts Peter and Paul Primary School, ACT - Westpac Education Award
Darren Perry, VIC - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Darren Perry is a Ngintait man with a strong commitment to the environment and to building an understanding of cultural heritage. Darren has been pivotal to the success of major environmental infrastructure projects at Mulcra Island – one of north-west ...
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Darren Perry, VIC - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Kormilda College, NT - Westpac Education Award
Kormilda College has been nominated for the Westpac Education Award for their Junior Ranger Program which aims to utilise Indigenous student interest and engagement with their own culture and environment to foster an interest in environmental science and conservation. In August ...
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Kormilda College, NT - Westpac Education Award
Karpinyeri Incorporated Association, SA - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Founded by Muriel Van Der Byl AM and her sister, the late Valmai Power AM, Karpinyeri Incorporated Association has transformed the once barren property of Murranghan on the lower Murray River into a thriving landscape of low open woodland and ...
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Karpinyeri Incorporated Association, SA - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Margaret Rose- Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation, WA - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Nyaparu Margaret Rose is a proud Nyangumarta woman who is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of her people and her country. In her role as Senior Community Liaison Officer with Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC), Margaret played a ...
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Margaret Rose- Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation, WA - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Billa Bunyips, NSW - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
The Billa Bunyips is an innovative Indigenous environmental works team, who for the past four years has been working with a number of partners to restore and protect Wiradjuri and Wolgalu landscapes across the Tumut region. Working on sites of significance ...
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Billa Bunyips, NSW - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Bunya Mountains Murri Ranger and Elders Council, QLD - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
The Bunya Mountains Murri Ranger and Elders Council project has led to a revival of Indigenous presence and influence on the natural and cultural landscape of the Bunya Mountains, after an absence of more than a hundred years. The two initiatives ...
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Bunya Mountains Murri Ranger and Elders Council, QLD - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, TAS - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
The Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation (SRAC) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its achievements in sustainable land management practices and indigenous cultural history through the involvement of members of the local Aboriginal community. The 120 members of SRAC ...
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Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, TAS - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Waanyi & Garawa, NT - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Waanyi and Garawa have been nominated for a National Landcare Award for their significant contribution to fire management, greenhouse gas emission research and species conservation on the two Waanyi and Garawa Land Trusts in the southern Gulf region of Northern ...
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Waanyi & Garawa, NT - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Namadgi Rock Art Working Group, ACT - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
The Namadgi Rock Art Working Group (NRAWG) is the principal advisory group for the monitoring, management and conservation of several rock art sites in Namadgi National Park. NRAWG has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for work with park ...
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Namadgi Rock Art Working Group, ACT - Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award
Belinda Brennan, VIC - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Belinda Brennan has been a passionate Landcarer for over 20 years, with experiences in both Victoria and Western Australia and has been the Network Coordinator for the South Gippsland Landcare Network in Victoria since 2007. Aside from working three and a ...
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Belinda Brennan, VIC - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Kim Thompson, SA - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Kim Thompson has worked as a Project Officer with the Upper Torrens Land Management Project (UTLMP) since 2008, with a specific focus on the development of local catchment groups in the headwaters of the Torrens Catchment. Kim has been instrumental in ...
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Kim Thompson, SA - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
David Broadhurst, WA - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
David Broadhurst is the Regional Landcare Facilitator West for South Coast NRM in Western Australia and has been heavily involved in Landcare in the region for many years.  David is a natural leader and is very well respected in his ...
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David Broadhurst, WA - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Bob Jarman, NSW - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Involved in Landcare in New South Wales for over 20 years, Bob Jarman is recognised as a leader in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in the North Rivers region. Having been a dairy farmer, Bob approaches natural resource management from ...
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Bob Jarman, NSW - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Susie Chapman, QLD - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Susie Chapman has been the Community Partnership Manager for the Sunshine Coast with SEQ Catchments since 2003.  She is widely respected in the area as a natural resource manager,facilitating productive connections between groups, landholders, agencies, industry and research institutions.. Susie has ...
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Susie Chapman, QLD - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Lisa Roeger, NT - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Lisa Roeger has worked as the women’s Miyalk Ranger Facilitator with the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation since 2009 and has a strong background in the natural resource management sector in central and northern Australia. At Dhimurru, Lisa works with the Miyalk Rangers ...
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Lisa Roeger, NT - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Corangamite Shire Council, VIC - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Corangamite Shire Council has worked with local community groups for many years to deliver joint NRM projects and increase community awareness about the environment. Council supports local groups by providing project funding, administration and financial management support, assistance with grant ...
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Corangamite Shire Council, VIC - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Graeme Stevenson, TAS - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
Graeme Stevenson has been flying the flag for sustainable agriculture and the Landcare movement in North West Tasmania for over 20 years and has made outstanding contributions to the movement during this time. Graeme has provided support to groups and individuals ...
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Graeme Stevenson, TAS - Aust. Govt. Local Landcare Facilitator Award
The Barossa Council & Adelaide Hills Council, SA - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
For over 12 years, The Barossa Council and Adelaide Hills Council have been committed supporters of the Upper Torrens Land Management Project (UTLMP), a collaborative NRM program that supports landowners across the Upper Torrens Catchment to sustainably manage their properties. The ...
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The Barossa Council & Adelaide Hills Council, SA - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, WA - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Through strong partnerships with its member councils and local community groups, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) is delivering significant environmental outcomes in Perth’s eastern suburbs. One of the EMRC’s projects is the Eastern Hills Catchment Management Program (EHCMP), a partnership ...
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Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, WA - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Tweed Byron Bush Futures Project, NSW - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
A joint initiative of Tweed and Byron Shire Councils, the Tweed Byron Bush Futures Project incorporates extensive on-ground works and community engagement to significantly improve the management of urban and peri-urban bushland across both shires. The Councils have taken a holistic ...
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Tweed Byron Bush Futures Project, NSW - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Sunshine Coast Council, QLD - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
In its mission to make the Sunshine Coast Australia’s most sustainable region, Sunshine Coast Council is delivering a vast range of environmental strategies, plans, programs and projects, many in partnership with the community. The fourth largest council in Australia, Sunshine Coast ...
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Sunshine Coast Council, QLD - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Roper Gulf Shire Council, NT - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Roper Gulf Shire Council recognises the capacity for natural resource management (NRM) programs to engage the local community to care for their town and country and develop a greater appreciation of their natural environment. The Council also utilises this capacity ...
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Roper Gulf Shire Council, NT - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Hobart City Council, TAS - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Working in partnership with 16 Bushcare groups, Hobart City Council is ensuring that the natural values of Hobart’s bushland reserves are protected now and into the future. Hobart’s Bushcare groups work across the city, from Cornelian Bay in the north to ...
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Hobart City Council, TAS - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and Banksia Street Wetland Carers, ACT - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
A partnership between the ACT Government’s Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) and the Banksia Street Wetland Carers has seen a constructed wetland in the Canberra suburb of O’Connor come to life over the past two years. The wetland was one ...
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Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and Banksia Street Wetland Carers, ACT - Local Government Landcare Partnership Award
Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), WA - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) is a regional NRM group covering the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) of Western Australia.  This region covers 7.5 million hectares and stretches from Kalbarri in the north to Gingin in the south and from the ...
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Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), WA - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
West Gippsland CMA (WGCMA), VIC - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Since the late 1990s, West Gippsland CMA (WGCMA) and the region’s Landcare networks and groups have forged a unique partnership that acknowledges Landcare as a key mechanism for the delivery of NRM outcomes that are both locally relevant and regionally ...
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West Gippsland CMA (WGCMA), VIC - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Central West CMA, NSW- Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
The Central West Catchment Management Authority (CMA) covers an area of approximately 83,000km² and is home to just over 185,000 people.  The organisation is focussed on bringing about effective behavioural change in sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM) across the region. ...
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Central West CMA, NSW- Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
SEQ Catchments, QLD - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
The SEQ Catchments is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation helping to build a sustainable community that cares for and values the natural resources and biodiversity of South East Queensland, and that recognises the impact of personal and collective actions on the ...
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SEQ Catchments, QLD - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Territory Natural Resource Management, NT - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Territory Natural Resource Management (Territory NRM) is the only NRM regional body in the Northern Territory and is a not-for-profit organisation that supports a wide range of NRM projects across the whole region. The Northern Territory is vast in its scale, ...
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Territory Natural Resource Management, NT - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Cradle Coast NRM, TAS - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Tasmania’s Cradle Coast NRM provides facilitator support, funding and training to all types of Landcare community groups in the region, reflecting the organisation’s understanding that communities working together can better manage and protect natural resources. The catchment consists of an area ...
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Cradle Coast NRM, TAS - Aust. Govt. Natural Resource Management (NRM) Award
Craig Forsyth, WA - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
By moving from a wheat/sheep farming system based on annual plants into cattle production based on perennials, Western Australian producer Craig Forsyth has built a profitable production system that is building, rather than degrading, the farm's ecological base. In the mid-1990s, ...
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Craig Forsyth, WA - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
Elizabeth Balderstone, VIC - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
Despite years of drought, Gippsland farmer Elizabeth Balderstone has transformed her property into a model of successfully integrated biodiversity and production. Every year from 2002-2010, the Gippsland locality of Darriman recorded below-average rainfall, extending a run of hard seasons that began ...
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Elizabeth Balderstone, VIC - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
Danny Flanery, NSW - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
For the past decade, wherever an ecological function has been failing on Danny Flanery’s, 2,000 hectare farm at Galong, "Boorowa Flats", he has worked to restore it, be it on natural areas or arable country. The environmental restoration projects he has ...
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Danny Flanery, NSW - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
Chris & Marie Muldoon, NT - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
By managing their cattle to benefit pasture plants, rather than the other way around, the Muldoon family has put a Northern Territory station on a more sustainable footing, while also producing more beef. Chris and Marie Muldoon were the first beef ...
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Chris & Marie Muldoon, NT - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
John & Susan Wardle, TAS - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
On Tasmania's North Bruny Island, the "Waterview" farm is conserving habitat for endangered species like the forty-spotted pardalote while being run as a profitable wool enterprise. Owned by John and Susan Wardle, and managed by Conrad Daniels, Waterview's 440 hectares cover ...
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John & Susan Wardle, TAS - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
Sherry McArdle-English, ACT - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
It’s not the first food that springs to mind when considering Australian produce, but when Sherry McArdle-English retired from her city career eight years ago to support her husband through a medical crisis, together they decided to start growing truffles ...
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Sherry McArdle-English, ACT - Rural Press Primary Producer Award
Gecko CLaN, VIC - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
After years of drought, and then flood, dozens of farmers in central Victoria's Gecko CLaN are experimenting with a new technique that promises to increase their resilience to climatic extremes. At its simplest, "pasture cropping" involves direct-drilling crop seed into a ...
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Gecko CLaN, VIC - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Emie Borthwick, SA - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
When drought and fire persuaded South Australian landholder Emie Borthwick to revise her farm’s management, she did so in a way that builds environmental health into economic objectives. Emie’s 1400 ha Tumby Bay farm “Pillaworta” and its Merino wool and prime ...
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Emie Borthwick, SA - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Craig Forsyth, WA - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
In correcting farming practices that were causing more problems than they solved, Craig and Donelle Forsyth have demonstrated that ecological improvement and profitability can go hand-in-hand. Until the mid-1990s, the Forsyths were cropping up to half of "Avoca", their 3550 hectare ...
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Craig Forsyth, WA - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Russell Ford and Rice Research Australia, NSW - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
In southern NSW, a once-degraded sheep farm is being used to counter the impression that rice production is the wrong crop for the driest inhabited continent on Earth. Rice Research Australia Pty Ltd (RRAPL), the research subsidiary of the Ricegrowers’ Cooperative ...
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Russell Ford and Rice Research Australia, NSW - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Running Creek Feed Test Station, QLD - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
The ability to put on more weight with less food is not a trait that most people wish for in themselves, but in cattle it is highly desirable.  The more efficiently cattle turn the feed they eat into beef, the ...
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Running Creek Feed Test Station, QLD - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Northern Territory Agricultural Association, NT - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
The Northern Territory Agricultural Association (NTAgA) actively supports land managers in improving their production systems and natural resource management (NRM), throughout the Katherine-Daly Basin, an area of approximately 30,000 sq km. Agriculture is intensifying in parts of the Territory. Many landholders ...
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Northern Territory Agricultural Association, NT - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
John & Vicki Lillico, TAS - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Earthworms, plants and cow udders are telling Tasmanian dairy farmers, John and Vicki Lillico, that their switch to biological farming methods four years ago is putting them on a more sustainable footing. The couple has been at the leading edge of ...
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John & Vicki Lillico, TAS - Aust. Govt. Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
Friends of Merri Creek, VIC - Urban Landcare Award
The Friends of Merri Creek (FoMC) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its significant contribution towards environmental protection, endangered species conservation and community engagement along Melbourne’s Merri Creek, the longest tributary to the Yarra River. FoMC is an ...
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Friends of Merri Creek, VIC - Urban Landcare Award
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board Coastal Gardens Planting Guide, SA - Urban Landcare Award
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board’s Coastal Gardens Planting Guide (CGPG) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award. The nomination is for its contribution to coastal weed management with the rollout of the guide being ...
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Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board Coastal Gardens Planting Guide, SA - Urban Landcare Award
Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group, WA - Urban Landcare Award
Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its integral work in involving and educating the wider community on local environmental issues and protecting and enhancing the natural environment of Western Australia. AGLG is an ...
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Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group, WA - Urban Landcare Award
Georges River Combined Councils Committee (GRCCC), NSW - Urban Landcare Award
The Georges River Combined Councils Committee (GRCCC) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its role in facilitating an innovative community driven ecological assessment of the Georges River Catchment. The GRCCC was formed in 1979 and now has a ...
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Georges River Combined Councils Committee (GRCCC), NSW - Urban Landcare Award
Gold Coast Catchment Association, QLD - Urban Landcare Award
The Gold Coast Catchment Association (GCCA) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its role in supporting and helping groups, businesses and individuals who are actively involved in restoration and catchment management works. Established in 2001, GCCA formed an ...
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Gold Coast Catchment Association, QLD - Urban Landcare Award
Darwin International Airport, NT - Urban Landcare Award
Darwin International Airport (DIA) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its considerable work in preserving and promoting a large and environmentally significant parcel of land in the heart of Darwin along Rapid Creek. The fragile Rapid Creek system ...
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Darwin International Airport, NT - Urban Landcare Award
Bellerive Bluff Land & Coast Care Group Inc.,TAS - Urban Landcare Award
Bellerive Bluff Land & Coast Care Group Inc (BBLCCG) has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for its tireless efforts towards mitigating the degradation of the Bellerive Bluff foreshore. Bellerive Bluff is located on eastern shore of Derwent River directly ...
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Bellerive Bluff Land & Coast Care Group Inc.,TAS - Urban Landcare Award
Friends of Mount Majura, Mount Ainslie Weeders and Watson Woodland Working Group, ACT - Urban Landcare Award
Friends of Mount Majura, Mount Ainslie Weeders and Watson Woodland Working Group (FoMM, MtAW & WWWG) have been nominated for a National Landcare Award for their significant contribution towards community education and on ground works towards combating local environmental issues. FoMM, ...
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Friends of Mount Majura, Mount Ainslie Weeders and Watson Woodland Working Group, ACT - Urban Landcare Award
Cate Barham, VIC - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Cate Barham has been nominated for the Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award for her tireless work implementing local conservation works and activities and her integral involvement with the Ocean Grove Coastcare Group, of which she is a founding member. Cate ...
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Cate Barham, VIC - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Jenny Stanton, SA - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Jenny Stanton has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for her extensive leadership in sustainable agriculture and biodiversity projects on Kangaroo Island. She was a co-founder of the KI Young Farmers Group, leading the group’s direction along with managing ...
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Jenny Stanton, SA - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Tim Harris, WA - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Tim Harris has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for his outstanding leadership as a young farmer, promoting conservation and sustainable land management practices in his community of Katanning and beyond. Tim is a dedicated Landcarer, both on and off ...
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Tim Harris, WA - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Megan Rowlatt, NSW - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Megan Rowlatt has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for her outstanding achievements in recruiting young people to the Landcare movement by founding the Illawarra Youth Landcare group. In 2009 Megan saw there was a need to engage more ...
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Megan Rowlatt, NSW - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Solomon O'Ryan, NT- Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Solomon O’Ryan has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for his outstanding leadership as a Senior Ranger at the Wanga Djakamirr ranger group. Following the liquidation of Ramingining Homelands Resource Centre Aboriginal Corporation in early 2011, Wanga Djakamirr lost their ...
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Solomon O'Ryan, NT- Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Marty Bower, TAS - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Marty Bower has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for his commitment to raising awareness of local environment issues in the Queenstown area, which has been heavily affected by mining. Marty moved to Queenstown to take on the role of ...
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Marty Bower, TAS - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Maris Tebecis, ACT - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Maris Tebecis has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for his work in developing young environmental leaders in the Canberra community. These leaders are now able to analyse and understand resource and environmental issues, and then go on to ...
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Maris Tebecis, ACT - Be Natural Young Landcare Leader Award
Restoring critical riparian areas in Southern Tasmania
Many water ways in Southern Tasmania are degraded by factors such as pollution, littering, clearance of native vegetation, invasion of environmental weeds and lack of appreciation and understanding by local communities. The purpose of this project was to support and ...
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Restoring critical riparian areas in Southern Tasmania
Little River Landcare Group
Little River Landcare Group started out in 1997 when a group of progressive and proactive land managers in the region realised the potential of amalgamating 14 small, localised Landcare groups to work together.  The group members realised that although natural ...
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Little River Landcare Group
Regent Honeyeater Project
This well established revegetation project focuses on the Regent Honeyeater, an endangered bird species that has declined seriously over recent decades. Only about 1000 - 1500 of these striking birds remain in the wild and there are just 3 key ...
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Regent Honeyeater Project
“Grow West” Biolinks: Connecting people with the environment
Grow West is an ambitious program of landscape restoration on both public and private land. Launched in 2003, its vision is to rejuvenate 10,000 hectares of land in the Upper Werribee Catchment, west of Melbourne, by transforming the Landscape. Sustainable ...
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“Grow West” Biolinks: Connecting people with the environment
Hindmarsh Revegetation and Soil Protection
The project aims to stabilise two hectares of erosion and revegetate ten hectares. The two sites are located adjacent the Dimboola/Rainbow road which is the main road from Horsham and leads to Wyperfeld National Park, Lake Hindmarsh and Lake ...
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Hindmarsh Revegetation and Soil Protection
Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Group and the Point Danger Committee of Management
The work of the Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Group and the Point Danger Committee of Management in preventing fox predation through the use of Mareema guardian dogs has contributed to the sustainable management and increasing number and spread of penguin colonies. Project ...
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Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare Group and the Point Danger Committee of Management
North East Catchment Management Authority
The key focus of the North East CMA Landcare support has been to build the skills and capacity of Landcare groups, their executives, project managers and members, to enable them to deliver their priorities. The strength of Landcare groups, combined ...
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North East Catchment Management Authority
Meredith Dairy
Meredith Dairy is a vertically integrated farming enterprise, producing sheep and goat milk which is processed on farm into cheese and yoghurt. The farm has been transformed from a 500 hectare traditional wool farm in 1990 to a 1450 hectare ...
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Meredith Dairy
Kayla Groombridge - Young Landcare Leader Award
The lower section of the Tarra River between Tarraville and Robertsons Beach in Victoria has provided residents and Landholders alike with a suite of difficult problems including the infestations of invasive plants, illegal camping and boat launching and deteriorating river ...
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Kayla Groombridge - Young Landcare Leader Award
Heather Drendel
The Southern Mallee is reliant on broad-acre agriculture and Heather Drendel's passion is to build healthy and functioning rural communities. Heather has been heavily involved with Landcare for over seven years. Her personal involvement and commitment has earned her the ...
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Heather Drendel
Col Beasley - Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
Col Beasley is a visionary and leader in his field. Starting out 40 years ago as a dry land farmer on marginal country near Mildura, Col converted part of his farming enterprise to irrigation as well as trialling various horticulture ...
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Col Beasley - Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
Birchip Landcare Group
The Birchip Landcare Group's Urban Stormwater Treatment Project has reinvigorated local sporting and school facilities and provided safe refuge to a variety of birds and wildlife in the area. Project Detail Birchip Landcare Group (BLG) has been nominated for a National Landcare ...
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Birchip Landcare Group
Bass Coast Shire Council
The Bass Coast Shire has some of the most diverse, well known and well visited coastline in Victoria and is also part of the internationally recognized Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Reserve.  The Bass Coast Shire Council consists of ...
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Bass Coast Shire Council
Barapa Barapa Indigenous Crew
Due to the Barapa Barapa's diminishing connection to country around the Kerang Lakes and Gunbower Forest area, in 2009, the North Central Catchment Management Authority's (CMA) sought expressions of interest from the Barapa Barapa community to partake in the 2008-09 ...
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Barapa Barapa Indigenous Crew
Badger Creek Primary School
After replanting the Badger Creek Road wildlife corridor following a destructive mini tornado in 2002, the Badger Creek Primary school community became a member of the Mt Toolebewong Landcare Group and was immediately inspired to form a voluntary junior landcare ...
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Badger Creek Primary School
Arie Bos - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Arie Bos is a local Landcare champion and pioneer. As group president of the Agnes River Landcare group, Arie has actively shaped and guided policy, and the direction and success of the local Landcare network for more than ten years. ...
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Arie Bos - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is making an exemplary effort to achieve and maintain community engagement in Natural Resource Management, especially through Landcare and its members.  Southern Rivers CMA has adopted strategies to achieve a high level of engagement ...
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Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority
Southern New England Landcare
From humble beginnings, Southern New England Landcare has grown to be a local champion of natural resource management and worked extensively with landholders to protect the long-term future of the region's natural health. Project Detail Southern New England Landcare (SNEL) has been ...
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Southern New England Landcare
Orara Valley Learning Community
Commencing in 2002 the Orara Valley Learning Project, involving seven small schools in the Orara Valley Learning Community, has worked to solve important local environmental problems. The schools have worked in partnership with Landcare and Rivercare groups to remove and ...
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Orara Valley Learning Community
Murray Darling Association Inc
Due to the lack of specific primary school resources about the Murray River's health, the Murray Darling Association is providing curriculum materials to support Murray-Darling Basin schools to understand and improve catchment health. Significantly, the Association's initiatives have used the ...
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Murray Darling Association Inc
Kate McLaren - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Kate McLaren is the driving force behind Landcare and conservation forums, projects and field days in the Tamworth region, getting directly involved and sharing her knowledge and experience with the community. She has been instrumental in the formulation of educational ...
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Kate McLaren - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Friends of Bungan Incorporated
The work of Friends of Bungan, in collaboration with Warringah Council, in restoring the natural heritage area has contributed to the improvement and sustainability of the untamed coast on Sydney's northern beaches. Project Detail Friends of Bungan have been nominated for a ...
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Friends of Bungan Incorporated
Forbes Urban Landcare Group
Formed in 1994 to address a major high watertable and salinity problem, Forbes Urban Landcare Group (FULG) is a well known and highly respected community group working in the township and surrounds of Forbes NSW on the Lachlan River to ...
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Forbes Urban Landcare Group
Erin Rowe - Young Landcare Leader Award
Erin Rowe is making a big difference to both the environment and young people's lives in her role as a Green Corps Team Leader. Through community projects and activities, Erin continues to promote awareness of the importance of caring for ...
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Erin Rowe - Young Landcare Leader Award
Eric Bell
As an elder of the Ngunnawal nation and highly respected leader of the Indigenous community of Yass, Eric Bell is making a difference to his community and the environment through his active involvement and leadership in a wide variety of ...
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Eric Bell
Clover Hill Dairies
Clover Hill Dairies (CHD), run by seventh generation dairy farmers Michael, Lynne and Nicholas Strong, has developed a highly efficient, sustainable and profitable farming enterprise that supports both agricultural production and biodiversity enhancement, working in harmony together. In the past ...
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Clover Hill Dairies
Chris Cumming - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Chris Cumming was appointed CEO of Holbrook Landcare in 2008 during a difficult time for the group. Since taking on the role of CEO, Chris has transformed the group from being close to folding back to its former identity as ...
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Chris Cumming - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Broken Bay Oysters
BBO was formed in 2006 with a commitment to achieving environmental sustainability and with a new sense of stewardship of the river following the demolishment of the Hawkesbury River's wild oyster population by the QX parasite in 2004 and exit ...
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Broken Bay Oysters
Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
WICC works with farmers, landholders and community groups to create long term solutions to reduce the effects of excess nutrients in the Wilson Inlet. Through the development and implementation of the Wilson Inlet Nutrient Reduction Action Plan and Upper Hay ...
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Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee
Wheatbelt NRM
Wheatbelt NRM Inc., (formerly Avon Catchment Council) supports the Avon River Basin community at the forefront of sustainable agricultural land management in Australia. The group has developed powerful networks comprising individuals, community groups, industry, government and the education sector. Through ...
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Wheatbelt NRM
Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare
The work of SNEC both in protecting the Stirling coastal zone and raising awareness of the need to conserve environmentally sensitive areas contributes significantly to the sustainable use and management of Western Australia's coastal environment. Project Detail Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare (SNEC) ...
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Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare
Linda Vernon - Young Landcare Leader Award
Throughout the WA Wheatbelt, Linda Vernon has worked with a wide range of community and government groups, as well as landholders, to develop a range of natural resource management programs to provide long term, environmentally sustainable solutions. Project Detail Twenty eight year ...
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Linda Vernon - Young Landcare Leader Award
South Coast NRM
Developed to strengthen participation and engagement of Aboriginal people, Restoring Connections is a community driven project working with Noongar communities across the South Coast region of Western Australia to identify, protect and restore cultural places at risk of degradation. Project Detail South ...
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South Coast NRM
Rob and Jenny Warburton
With a vision of ‘everlasting agriculture', Rob and Jenny Warburton are leading advocates for Landcare, recognised for their work and innovation within sustainable agriculture and natural resource management (NRM) in the Great Southern Region on and off the farm over ...
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Rob and Jenny Warburton
Mingenew-Irwin Group - Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
Formed in the mid 1990's by local LCDC's, Mingenew-Irwin Group (MIG) is a not-for-profit, farmer owned and driven organisation committed to promoting and developing economic and environmentally sustainable agriculture through research, planning and demonstrating best practice. Project Detail Mingenew-Irwin Group has been ...
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Mingenew-Irwin Group - Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
Linda Vernon - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Linda Vernon is a dedicated and well regarded Landcare professional in the Central Wheatbelt NRM district, working tirelessly within the community to identify and develop NRM requirements.  Throughout her career, Linda has assisted hundreds of landholders in improving the quality ...
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Linda Vernon - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Geographe Catchment Council
The Geographe Catchment Council (GeoCatch) project, Peppies for Possums began in response to significant community concerns raised with GeoCatch about the future of the Western Ringtail Possum (Ringtail) in the Busselton area. The Busselton Dunsborough area has the largest remaining ...
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Geographe Catchment Council
Baldivis Primary School
Since early beginnings of revegetation plantings to restore an area of bushland provided by the City of Rockingham in 2001; the Baldivis Children's Forest has developed into a vibrant Environmental Study Centre, providing an extensive range of programs and learning ...
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Baldivis Primary School
Grange Primary School
The year five students from Grange Primary School identified issues they were concerned about at their local beach and developed story ideas to communicate their concerns through film. The students engaged with members of the community to collect information and ...
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Grange Primary School
Millie Nicholls - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
As a local farmer and founding member of volunteer based community group, the Mid North Grasslands Working Group (MNGWG), Millie Nicholls has championed the role of grasslands in sustainable agriculture and has been a leader of improved Grassland management for ...
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Millie Nicholls - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Murray Mallee Local Action Planning Association
The Murray Mallee Local Action Planning Association (MM LAP) was established in1998 and is a community organisation with around 100 members from the Murray Mallee, run by a committee drawn from its members. The group formed to develop an overarching ...
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Murray Mallee Local Action Planning Association
Sue and Sean Delaney - Primary Producer Award
After purchasing a 26 acre property at Norton Summit, 20 minutes from Adelaide's CBD, in 1997, Sue and Sean Delaney established Sinclair's Gully, a small family run vineyard and eco-cellar door. Sustainable practices are the foundation of the business with ...
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Sue and Sean Delaney - Primary Producer Award
Gerry Butler - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Gerry Butler has made a substantial contribution to Landcare over the past 20 years, holding volunteer positions in numerous industry and community organisations prior to joining the Upper Torrens Land Management Project (UTLMP) in 1998 as Project Officer. Throughout his career ...
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Gerry Butler - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Frank Young - Indigenous Award
Due to his ability to effectively engage with the broader community, governance and administrative systems, Frank Young has been a great supporter and advocate for the integration of traditional knowledge with contemporary management to produce a number of highly successful ...
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Frank Young - Indigenous Award
EcoAction
The work of EcoAction Group in partnership with a number of local groups to redevelop the Pennington Bay area has contributed to the long-term sustainability of the area. EcoAction has helped to raise awareness of coastal protection issues and contributed ...
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EcoAction
Eyre Bio-Regional Permaculture Group (EBRPG)
The Eyre Bio-Regional Permaculture Group (EBRPG) members are tireless volunteers who promote urban and peri-urban natural resource management through permaculture initiatives. Group members have been innovative in the way they reach out to the wider community, using a variety of ...
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Eyre Bio-Regional Permaculture Group (EBRPG)
BST Oyster Supplies
BST Oyster Supplies has developed an innovative oyster farming system which is recognised world-wide as an example of best practice oyster farming and has added to the positive growth of Cowell as well as the development of the aquaculture industry. Project ...
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BST Oyster Supplies
Blinman Parachilna Pest Plant Control Group
Working with volunteer groups within the local community and outside the region, the Blinman Parachilna Pest Plant Control Group has set the benchmark for community managed natural resource management projects through their work managing the invasive weed species Oleanders and ...
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Blinman Parachilna Pest Plant Control Group
Traditional Knowledge Recording Project
The ongoing loss of traditional knowledge is a constant threat to Indigenous culture. The Traditional Knowledge Recording Project has recognised and strengthened understanding of traditional knowledge and management practices, and its linkage to mainstream NRM from Elders in regional and ...
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Traditional Knowledge Recording Project
Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society
The work of Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society in the development and implementation of the Far North Queensland Marine Debris Project has contributed to the education and involvement of the broader community in the reduction of marine debris and preservation ...
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Tangaroa Blue Ocean Care Society
Roger Landsberg - Primary Producer Award
“Trafalgar” has been in the Landsberg family since 1913 with Roger and his wife Jenny taking over the management of the property in 1987. Since this time, Roger has been an early adopter of many broad-scale management changes integrated across ...
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Roger Landsberg - Primary Producer Award
Robyn Mapp - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Biloela's Robyn Mapp has been a tireless worker and advocate for Landcare in the Callide Valley since 1990 and is heavily involved with the Callide Valley Landcare Association as a volunteer coordinator and spokesperson for the group. Project Detail Biloela's Robyn Mapp ...
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Robyn Mapp - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
John David Nicholas - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Over the past four years, John David Nicholas has worked tirelessly to improve and enhance landholder awareness and adoption of improved management practices in his role with the Dalrymple Landcare Committee. Through a suite of field days, forums, training and ...
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John David Nicholas - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Glenlyon Dam Fish Restocking Group
The Glenlyon Dam Fish Restocking Group commenced a stocking management plan in the region in 1986 prepared in partnership with the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. Now, more than 10,000 Murray Cod fingerlings have been stocked each year ...
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Glenlyon Dam Fish Restocking Group
Gatton State Primary School - Westpac Education Award
Gatton State Primary School has made a significant contribution to the area's environmental sustainability through participation in a range of community based projects including the Comalco Green and Healthy Schools initiative, developing students learning of local environment and landcare needs, ...
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Gatton State Primary School - Westpac Education Award
Desert Channels Queensland NRM Group
Desert Channels Queensland (DCQ) prides itself on its organisational stability, its innovation, and its capacity to develop valuable and productive partnerships across the very dynamic region. Central to its success in fostering these partnerships is the DCQ NRM's provision of ...
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Desert Channels Queensland NRM Group
Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee
Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) has taken unprecedented steps for not-for-profit groups in Queensland, by designing and constructing a community driven educational centre that aims to instigate sustainable behavioural change household by household. This unique project is firmly rooted ...
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Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee
Brisbane City Council - Local Government Landcare Partnerships Award
With a vision of protecting and restoring Brisbane's catchments and bays in partnership with the community, Brisbane City Council (BCC) has a comprehensive approach to natural resource management (NRM). The Council's grass-roots Creek Ranger program is a flexible and dynamic local ...
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Brisbane City Council - Local Government Landcare Partnerships Award
Advanced Nutrient Solutions
In 2006, concerned by downward trends in cane farm productivity and practices including a continual decline in soil organic matter and rising input costs, a group of four local cane-farming families formed Advanced Nutrient Solutions Pty Ltd (ANS). After conducting ...
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Advanced Nutrient Solutions
Tjuwanpa Rangers
The Tjuwanpa Ranger program operates 130 km west of Alice Springs in Central Australia on the traditional lands of the Western Aranda people. The community ranger group consists of 16 Indigenous men from Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and affiliated outstations who are ...
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Tjuwanpa Rangers
P & A Howie & Sons - Primary Producer Award
Due to the strong seasonal nature of rainfall in the Northern Territory, soil erosion and seasonal feed gaps are major constraints and challenges to the sustainability of farming enterprises. Over the past seven years, the Howie's have transformed ‘Maneroo Station' ...
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P & A Howie & Sons - Primary Producer Award
Northern Territory Horticultural Association
The rapid expansion of ‘new farmers' (first generation or inexperienced horticulturalists) in the Northern Territory has created a need for best practice sustainable agricultural information relevant to the Territory. Producers recognise that a proactive approach to NRM through targeted sustainable ...
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Northern Territory Horticultural Association
Joye Maddison - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Joye Maddison has been involved in landcare in the Top End of the Northern Territory for over three decades. Hailing from a small timber-milling town in WA, Joye began her career in NRM in 1983 at Kakadu National Park as ...
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Joye Maddison - Landcare Facilitator / Coordinator Award
Glenn McFarlane - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Through his role with the CVA and his passion for turtle conservation, Glenn McFarlane has lead the creation and delivery of new marine debris survey sites around Darwin Harbour, secured a Federal Government grant to monitor nesting turtles and marine ...
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Glenn McFarlane - Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
Garden for Wildlife
Garden for Wildlife (GfW) is a voluntary conservation program successfully launched in Alice Springs in March 2007. The scheme is an extension of the Land for Wildlife (LfW) program, targeting town blocks within the Alice Springs township. The Garden for ...
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Garden for Wildlife
Darwin High School - Westpac Education Award
In collaboration with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), Darwin High School Year 10 and Secondary Intensive English Unit students along with 25 teachers and school support staff, completed a week-long “Students for Conservation” community involvement initiative. Students worked at various locations ...
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Darwin High School - Westpac Education Award
Darwin City Council - Local Government Landcare Partnerships Award
Working closely with, Larrakia Nation Rangers,community groups and Frogwatch NT, the Zero Toads project was developed by Darwin City Council to address cane toad control strategies to protect biodiversity by setting up trap lines and humanely eradicating the species. Project Detail While ...
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Darwin City Council - Local Government Landcare Partnerships Award
Darwin City Council - Australian Government Coastcare Award
Darwin City Council is in the running for a National Landcare Award for their work in restoring the dunes of Mindil Beach as part of the Greening Mindil Project. The work of Darwin City Council in partnership with the Larrakia ...
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Darwin City Council - Australian Government Coastcare Award
Barkly Landcare and Conservation Association
Barkly Landcare Conservation Association, together with pastoralists and other environmental partners, has developed a comprehensive plan to control the spread of Parkinsonia thorough the Georgina Catchment. This plan will ensure the continued treatment of the weed and contribute significantly to ...
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Barkly Landcare and Conservation Association
Rosny and Montagu Bay Land and Coastcare Group
Since 1993, the Rosny and Montagu Bay Land and Coastcare Group looks after a prominent stretch of coast and bushland on Hobart's eastern shore, between the Tasman Bridge and Bellerive. The group is dedicated to creating awareness and understanding of ...
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Rosny and Montagu Bay Land and Coastcare Group
NRM North, TAS - Australian Government Landcare NRM Region Award
NRM North has supported Landcare and community groups in the Northern region of Tasmania by providing action planning for existing groups, particularly groups based in semi-urban areas, or groups that have a particular focus on non-agricultural land. This process incorporates ...
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NRM North, TAS - Australian Government Landcare NRM Region Award
Melanie Gent - Young Landcare Leader Award
Melanie Gent has implemented a number of landcare projects across Tasmania for many years and has grown from a Green Corps participant at 20 years of age to a highly respected Green Corps Team Leader who mentors and trains her ...
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Melanie Gent - Young Landcare Leader Award
Matthew Pitt - Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
“Cluny” has been in the Pitt family since 1850 with Matthew Pitt taking over the management of the 245 hectare mixed farming property in 1985. Since this time, Matthew has led from the front by developing a sustainable farming enterprise ...
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Matthew Pitt - Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices
Maria Weeding
Joining the Southern Midlands Council in 1997, Maria Weeding was the key driver behind the establishment of the Landcare Unit. As a farmer on family property ‘Weedington' and manager of the Council's Landcare Unit, Maria brings a deep knowledge and ...
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Maria Weeding
Little Swanport Catchment Management Plan Implementation Committee
With a dedicated group of members and a great passion for the sustained future of the catchment, Little Swanport Catchment Management Plan Implementation Committee leads the way in educating and supporting key stakeholders within the region and developing vital natural ...
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Little Swanport Catchment Management Plan Implementation Committee
Huon Valley Council
Huon Valley Council has a long history of supporting Landcare, Bushcare, Rivercare and Coastcare groups in the Huon Valley providing financial assistance, tools, administration and technical support through its NRM unit.  Over the past ten years, in response to pressure ...
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Huon Valley Council
Greening Australia, TAS
In response to a significant loss of Indigenous ecological knowledge in Tasmania, Greening Australia (Tasmania), in partnership with Weetapoona and the Indigenous Land Corporation delivered a three year National Landcare Program (NLP) project. The project aimed to engage young Indigenous ...
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Greening Australia, TAS
Desley Kippax
Huon Valley's Desley Kippax has been nominated for a National Landcare Award for her role and achievements as the mainstay of Cygnet Junior Landcare and Port Cygnet Land and Watercare since 1997. Project Detail Huon Valley's Desley Kippax's role and achievements with ...
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Desley Kippax
Deloraine High Landcare Group
Made up of students from Deloraine District High, the Deloraine High Landcare group works to enhance biodiversity within the Meander Valley and surrounding districts through the protection, enhancement and restoration of the natural environment, while providing learning outcomes for students ...
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Deloraine High Landcare Group
Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter, a fourth generation landholder owns and manages “Greenside”, a 693 hectare property at Pipers River, running 600 merino sheep for wool production, 1400 sheep for prime lamb production ,120 angus cattle ,and grows poppys pyretheum lucerne and trees. ...
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Brian Baxter
Birds Tasmania
The work of Birds Tasmania, both in monitoring bird populations and in raising community awareness contributes to improving the sustainable use and management of the coastal zone. Specifically, Birds Tasmania is working to protect coastal hotspots and Ramsar wetlands Project Detail Hobart ...
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Birds Tasmania
Pialligo Apples
Pialligo contains some of the best agricultural land in the Canberra region. Since taking over a four hectare block in the area in 1984, Jonathan and Robyn Banks have transformed the apple orchard from a conventional chemical based system, using ...
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Pialligo Apples
Nicholas Lever
Nicholas Lever, together with the organising committee, created the Sustainable Careers Expo to highlight to students the need for sustainable career choices. To ensure students are fully aware of environmentally friendly work options is a small but vital step in ...
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Nicholas Lever
Maryke Booth
Through her involvement with the Molonglo Catchment Group, Friends of Grasslands, Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare Committee and the Royalla Landcare Group, Maryke has made a real difference to her local environment and has educated and inspired many members of the community ...
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Maryke Booth
Lanyon High School
By incorporating environment and sustainability into the school curriculum and working with community groups and industry on a number of projects, Lanyon High School is ensuring a sustainable future and promoting community awareness and responsibility. The efforts of Lanyon students ...
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Lanyon High School
Greening Australia Capital Region
Although there is increasing understanding of the problems and issues facing degraded woodlands in agricultural landscapes, the greatest environmental challenge is finding practical and cost effective solutions for rehabilitating these areas. In 2006, Greening Australia Capital Region (GACR) developed the ...
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Greening Australia Capital Region
Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group
The future of Farrer Ridge is being protected and nurtured by the Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group through a range of innovative and hands-on activities. The dedication of the volunteers will enable the work to continue and encourage the next generation ...
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Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group
Craft ACT
The Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage Residency pilot project is a unique partnership between Craft ACT and Namadgi National Park. The project encourages community engagement through exhibitions and events which draw attention to landscapes both environmentally and historically highlighting the important heritage ...
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Craft ACT
Billabong Aboriginal Development Corporation
Billabong Aboriginal Development Corporation (BADC) was established in 1998 to provide a range of community support and development opportunities for the ACT Indigenous community. Located on 2.4 hectares in Holt, BADC undertakes a number of initiatives which deliver NRM outcomes ...
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Billabong Aboriginal Development Corporation
ACT Sustainable Schools Initiative
The ACT Sustainable Schools Initiative is a program to assist ACT schools to reduce their ecological footprint, enhance the schools biodiversity and educate for sustainability through the school curriculum. Schools are encouraged and supported to engage with local experts and ...
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ACT Sustainable Schools Initiative
ACT National Resource Management Council
A feature of the ACT National Resource Management Council's role is its support for the local NRM community, hosting secretariat support for the ACT and Region Catchment and Landcare Association (CLA).  This group is the peak body for Landcare in ...
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ACT National Resource Management Council
Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC)
Coolatai grass (Hyparrhenia hirta) is emerging as a serious threat to both agricultural production and biodiversity in the Glen Innes District. While it isn't a proclaimed noxious weed, Coolatai grass can be a serious ecological threat and reduces productivity by taking ...
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Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee (GLENRAC)
DemoDAIRY Research & Demonstration Farm
DemoDAIRY in the Western Victorian Dairy Region has conducted an investigation to determine if the average dairy farm produces enough methane gas in the anaerobic effluent ponds to generate electricity at an affordable price. With support from Woolworths and Landcare Australia ...
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DemoDAIRY Research & Demonstration Farm
TAFCO Rural Supplies - SMARTchoice Weather Network
In October 2006 the Victorian tobacco industry ceased production. That industry had been economically significant to towns in the Upper Northeast River Valleys of Victoria. In excess of 200 families potentially required new enterprises to conduct on high value irrigated land formerly ...
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TAFCO Rural Supplies - SMARTchoice Weather Network
Newcourt Farm - Drought Fodder Plantation Trial
A Western Australian wheat/sheep farming family from the Mount Marshall Shire has been trialling the endurance of the native shrub Rhagodia in drought conditions to identify its suitability as drought fodder. Rhagodia is known to be suited to low rainfall ...
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Newcourt Farm - Drought Fodder Plantation Trial
Upper Great Southern Oil Mallee Growers Association
Revegetation with woody perennials in Western Australia has been an essential component in restoring ecosystem water, nutrient and energy balance. Large scale plantings across the whole farming landscape using the hardy ‘Mallee' eucalypt species has been expanding since the 1990's in ...
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Upper Great Southern Oil Mallee Growers Association
Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone
Over the past ten years, the Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone has brought the guiding principles of landcare to regional Western Australia and helped guide local landholders in sustainable resource use. Since its inception in 2001, the WWLZ has worked in the ...
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Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone
Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee - Return of the Mermaids
The home of Manly's mermaids is getting a makeover. Through its “Return of the Mermaids” restoration project, commenced in 2002, the Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee is restoring Mermaid Pool to its former pristine condition. Located in the heart of Manly and ...
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Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee - Return of the Mermaids
Merri Creek Management Committee - Making Friends for Urban Grasslands
A diverse group of Reservoir and Fawkner residents came together to learn about and protect their native grasslands in a project organised by the Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC). In the project, funded by the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management ...
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Merri Creek Management Committee - Making Friends for Urban Grasslands
Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project
A project in Victoria's southwest is taking steps to close the gap between contemporary and traditional landcare through a partnership project between the region's Indigenous community and catchment management authority. The Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project, a collaboration between the Gunditj Mirring ...
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Gunditj Mirring Partnership Project
Friends of Westgate Park
The Friends of Westgate Park have turned an inner-city wasteland into an oasis of biodiversity. In the twelve years since their foundation, the FoWP group has taken the park – in past lives a sand mine, a rubbish tip and an ...
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Friends of Westgate Park
DPI - Helping culturally diverse orchardists in the Shepparton region adapt
Repeatedly-lowered quotas of pears and peaches from the local cannery have forced Shepparton fruit-growers to diversify their production, with many Williams pears and canning peaches being removed and destroyed. With no reliable markets to give incentives for replanting, productive land ...
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DPI - Helping culturally diverse orchardists in the Shepparton region adapt
Goulburn Broken CMA - Build us a (nest) box
Some of Victoria's smallest inhabitants are getting a boost from a partnership between local schools and Bunnings Warehouse stores designed to get students involved in hands-on conservation. The project engages students and teachers from local schools to build nest-boxes for local ...
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Goulburn Broken CMA - Build us a (nest) box
Bentleigh Secondary College
Bentleigh Secondary College, in the south metropolitan region of Victoria, is combining technological innovation with old-fashioned education to create a more sustainable school for its students. After hiring Bill Thomas has Head of Sustainability in 2007, the school has taken great ...
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Bentleigh Secondary College
Bass Coast Landcare Network - Environmental Detectives
The Bass Coast Landcare Network is using its Environmental Detectives program to connect students with the world around them through education and hands-on learning. The program, a collaboration between member groups of the Network and regional schools, aims to introduce students ...
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Bass Coast Landcare Network - Environmental Detectives
Inglewood & Texas Landcare Association - Dumaresq Valley Sub-Catchment Plan
The primary producers of the Dumaresq Valley Sub-Catchment Group in the Darling Downs of Queensland set out in 2008 to produce a sub-catchment plan for their area to guide them towards sustainable farming practices. The development process, which included a series ...
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Inglewood & Texas Landcare Association - Dumaresq Valley Sub-Catchment Plan
Glenelg Hopkins CMA - Plantings for carbon sequestration
Citipower and Powercor has funded ten planting projects in the Glenelg Hopkins region. Co-ordintaed by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA, the funding has been used to purchase seedlings for seven community groups to plant at range of sites that provide both ...
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Glenelg Hopkins CMA - Plantings for carbon sequestration
Hallston Landcare Group - Strzelecki Sustainable & Productive Pastures
The Hallston Landcare Group has been active in assisting farmers to reduce soil loss and better manage north facing slopes on the drier areas of South Gippsland hill country. After three years of drought, pastures on the steeper north facing slopes ...
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Hallston Landcare Group - Strzelecki Sustainable & Productive Pastures
Alice Springs Landcare Group - Boxing-Glove Cactus control
Alice Springs Landcare has taken the fight to a prickly invader in the Northern Territory. Boxing-Glove Cactus (Cylindropuntia fulgida), already declared a noxious weed in parts of New South Wales, has begun settling into the Spencer Valley after escaping from domestic ...
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Alice Springs Landcare Group - Boxing-Glove Cactus control
Birchip Cropping Group - Wildlife ponds
The Birchip Cropping Group has shown that wildlife ponds are a new way to compensate for losses to wildlife habitat due to impending changes in irrigation water reticulation in the Wimmera Mallee. The development of the Wimmera Mallee pipeline and the ...
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Birchip Cropping Group - Wildlife ponds
Birchip Cropping Group - Alternative ‘N' for Mallee Farming Systems and ‘Hay Decisions'
The Birchip Cropping Group, supported by a Woolworths Sustainable Farming Grant, has undertaken to assist farmers reduce costs and better protect the health of their soils when cropping through drought conditions.  They have tackled this through two initiatives in the ...
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Birchip Cropping Group - Alternative ‘N' for Mallee Farming Systems and ‘Hay Decisions'
Bega Cheese
Due to highly variable climatic conditions affecting the dairy industry in the Bega Valley, the pressure from feeding out to stock during drought conditions or severe wet events has degraded pastures and soils and, in turn, impacted on animal health. ...
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Bega Cheese
Project Penguin
The Little Penguin population of Manly are endangered and vulnerable to the impact of humans and domestic animals. Often, the little penguins come close to the shore, wharf areas and even into nearby homes. It is necessary to create awareness ...
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Project Penguin
Ningaloo Turtle Program
Turtle monitoring is an important aspect in the long term survival of turtle populations along the Ningaloo coastline. Monitoring helps determine the abundance of nests on specific sections of coastline and observe disturbance and predator threats on nests. Project Summary The Ningaloo ...
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Ningaloo Turtle Program
Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Authority Native Fish Release
Poor water quality in the Murray Darling Catchment due to the presence of carp has impacted the numbers of fish, crayfish and other aquatic animals. Releasing large numbers of native fingerlings into the Murray River will assist in boosting native ...
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Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Authority Native Fish Release
Australian Seabird Rescue
Marine debris and domestic waste that finds its way into oceans and coastline breeding grounds has harmful impacts on bird and marine life. Cleanups of the coastline are necessary to remove debris which can entangle or be ingested by seabirds ...
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Australian Seabird Rescue
The Dolphin Research Institute's 'i sea, i care' program
Recent research in Victoria has shown that 90% of Victorians value marine ecosystems in other states above their own. The ‘i sea, i care' program seeks to change these attitudes and make Victorians more appreciative of their local environment through ...
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The Dolphin Research Institute's 'i sea, i care' program
Perennial Pastures Pay in the Long Term
Weeds are always a threat, particularly broadleaf weeds following summer rain. The Seeliger's work on the principle that the best way to beat these weeds is to provide competition. Currently annual grasses such as barley grass and ...
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Perennial Pastures Pay in the Long Term
The Mid Torrens Catchment Group- 10 years of supporting NRM activities
When the property was purchased three years ago it was one large paddock consisting of four on-stream dams, watercourses choked with exotic trees such as poplar, willow and ash and dotted with woody weeds like blackberry and briar rose. The ...
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The Mid Torrens Catchment Group- 10 years of supporting NRM activities
Achievable Intensive Horse Keeping
When Jacqueline and Bob purchased the property eight years ago it was covered in salvation Jane, there were no trees and they spent the first year removing wire and junk from the paddocks (Figure 1). Another problem they initially faced ...
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Achievable Intensive Horse Keeping
Birchip Cropping Group - Phosphorus use in the Wimmera Mallee
Consecutive years of below average rainfall (including five droughts in the last seven seasons) and an increase in the cost of fertiliser has resulted in a large reduction in fertiliser being applied by grain producers at sowing. A concern within ...
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Birchip Cropping Group - Phosphorus use in the Wimmera Mallee
Bellarine Catchment Network
Swan Bay is recognised as an area of international significance by the International Convention on Wetlands of International Importance for the extraordinary diversity of migratory bird life it supports, as well as the abundance of marine fauna and flora through ...
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Bellarine Catchment Network
Great Gardens and Landcare Solutions (the company)
To assist the community to reassess their approach towards a more comprehensively sustainable way of life by introducing techniques that will help them save on their energy bills, lessen the impact on the environment and can be easily implemented. Project Detail Background ...
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Great Gardens and Landcare Solutions (the company)
Koaladoors Junior Wildlifers Group
The Framlingham Fires in January 2007 had a devastating impact on Victorian Koala populations. This State Forest, owned and operated by the Framlingham Aboriginal Trust, was an isolated pocket of natural bushland which was home to a huge population of native ...
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Koaladoors Junior Wildlifers Group
Carpentaria Ghost Nets Programme
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been discarded, abandoned at sea or lost accidently, and remain in the ocean moving around with currents and tides. The Ghost Nets continue to trap fish, including threatened species, undersized and protected fish ...
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Carpentaria Ghost Nets Programme
Horsley Park Landcare
The project site has historically been cleared for the purposes of pasture and market gardening. The landholders are now in the process of revegetating with indigenous species to reinstate an area of Cumberland Plain Woodland. Project Detail Background to Project Horsley Park Landcare ...
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Horsley Park Landcare
Kowree Farm Tree Group
Buloke woodland is an important habitat for Victoria's most endangered bird, the Southeastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. This project seeks to protect and restore this habitat as part of a broader landscape-scale initiative to provide habitat linkages in western Victoria. Project Detail Background ...
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Kowree Farm Tree Group
Chatsworth Landcare Group
Temperate south-eastern lowland native grasslands are among Australia's most threatened plant communities and have been listed as a nationally threatened ecological community under the federal government's Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999. In Victoria, these communities have been reduced in range ...
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Chatsworth Landcare Group
Boyne Calliope Catchment Group
The Boyne and Calliope River Catchments experienced a significant increase in weed populations over recent years as a result of the ever increasing dry seasonal conditions and prolonged drought. Dry conditions meant a lack of competing pasture, but also the ...
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Boyne Calliope Catchment Group
Inland Elite Dairy Network
The stabilisation of organic wastes such as raw manure into humified compost prior to land application eliminates odours, makes nutrients readily available to plants and prevents the raw wastes from becoming phyto-toxic to plant growth. Humified compost production also eliminates ...
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Inland Elite Dairy Network
Gurra Downs
Extended drought conditions in the Riverland of SA created significant negative economic and social impacts on rural communities. Due to severe water restrictions and extremes in temperature, confidence of horticulturalists was undermined as traditional crop types withered and died. Gurra Downs' ...
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Gurra Downs
Dairy NSW, QLD Dairyfarmers Organisation, Sub-Tropical Dairy Program
In response to key Natural Resource Management and water quality issues, the dairy industry has established networks, processes and tools to help meet regional objectives across relevant Catchment Management Authority (CMA) regions. DairySAT is a valuable assessment tool for dairy ...
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Dairy NSW, QLD Dairyfarmers Organisation, Sub-Tropical Dairy Program
Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc
Conventional farming of cereal crops in the South-west Slopes region has involved cultivation prior to sowing. This removal of ground cover in the form of stubble has lead to soil degradation, soil erosion and a decline in soil structure. Stubble ...
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Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc
Eyre Peninsula NRM Board
Prior to commencing the project in 2008, the Eyre Peninsula had been experiencing a run of seasons with well below average rainfall. The low rainfall resulted in failed crops and limited paddock feed, which in turn lead to farmer equity ...
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Eyre Peninsula NRM Board