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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers

04/12/2017

The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.


Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff announced the winners at the weekend.


The Wildcare Inc Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group won the Landcare Community Group Award.


The volunteers at the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre welcome visitors and interpret the wetland environment and the island's history with talks, displays and providing brochures. They also help with flora and fauna surveys, working bees at the reserve, administration and cleaning duties.


The award winners are:


Landcare Community Group Award - Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group


Partnerships for Landcare Award -  Kingborough Council


Junior Landcare Team Award - Youngtown Primary School


Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices - Dairy Tasmania's Clean Rivers and FertSmart projects


Individual Landcarer Award - Helen Eastburn, West Tamar Landcare Group


Young Landcare Leader Award - Adam Holstrom, Glebe Hill Bushland Reserve Landcare Group


Indigenous Land Management Award - Glenorchy Reconciliation Group


Coastcare Award - Turners Beach Coastcare


Mr Rockliff said landcarers provide important services for our environment and our community, and it is important to recognise the contribution landcare volunteers make to the State.


The award winners will go on to represent Tasmania at the National Landcare Awards in 2018.