Tuesday, July 9, 2013

COASTCARER Awards Entry Deadlines

2013 State & Territory Coastcare Award Entry Deadline Extended!
The closing date for entries in the 2013 State & Territory Landcare Awards has been extended in several states, giving Landcarers, farmers and community groups some valuable extra time to get their entries in and be a part of these prestigious biennial Awards.

Entries have closed in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, and the closing dates in all other states and territories are:
Queensland10 July
South Australia14 July
Australian Capital Territory15 July
Western Australia31 July
Northern Territory31 August

The nine diverse categories cover a wide range of environmental projects and themes, including sustainable agriculture, coastal rehabilitation, Junior Landcare team work, and Indigenous land management. Individuals, schools, community groups and networks working to protect or restore local environments can be nominated or nominate themselves. 

All winners at a State & Territory level in each of the nine national categories go forward as finalists to the 2014 National Landcare Awards.

Category Overview

Coastcare Award

This award will be made to a community group/network for excellence in activities that have contributed to the significant improvement of local coastal and/or marine environments, including estuaries, coastal and marine wetlands and salt marsh ecosystems.

Indigenous Land Management Award

This award will be made to an outstanding indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.
Other award classifications:
  • Individual Landcarer Award 
  • Westpac Agribusiness Innovative Young Landcare Leader Award
  • Qantas Landcare Innovative Community Group Award
  • Partnerships with Landcare Award
  • Innovation in Sustainable Farm Practices Award
  • Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award
  • Junior Landcare Team Award

To submit a nomination, or to read about the categories, criteria and closing dates,click here.


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