Bi-partisan support for Bob Hawke Landcare Award

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award is replacing the McKell Medal.

CO2Land org has picked up that the NSW Department of Primary Industries is encouraging Landcare facilitators, coordinators and networks to nominate a worthy recipient for the Bob Hawke Landcare Award.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must be actively involved in Landcare or sustainable agriculture and be willing to promote the Landcare ethos.

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recipient will be awarded a $50,000 prize package for further development of their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management. The recipient will also receive an honorary two-year position on the Australian Landcare Council.

Nominations close at midnight (AEDT) on Monday 23, July 2012.

Being that all nominations will be assessed by a non-politicked advisory panel, with representatives from Australian, state and territory governments, Landcare and the natural resource management community. CO2Land org is happy to pass this message on to its readers.

For more information the NSW Government contact is:

John Perrott
Natural Resource Officer
Department of Primary Industries

Phone: 02 9895 7252
Fax: 02 9895 7252