Land­care Week for vol­un­teers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

IT’S Na­tional Land­care Week to Septem­ber 11, a time for all Aus­tralians to ac­knowl­edge and re­flect on the great work be­ing car­ried out by over 100,000 vol­un­teers who give up their valu­able time to care for this great coun­try we call home.

Land car­ers across Aus­tralia grow our food, look af­ter our en­vi­ron­ment, care for our coast­lines, and pro­tect our na­tive an­i­mals.

Na­tional Land­care Week was cre­ated to cel­e­brate our hard-work­ing land car­ers who are fos­ter­ing a bet­ter en­vi­ron­men­tal fu­ture for all.

Tessa Jak­szewicz, CEO of Land­care Aus­tralia, says this is a great op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the ef­fort and ded­i­ca­tion of every­one in­volved in Land­care.

“Be­ing a land carer is about par­tic­i­pat­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties that bet­ter our land and coast­lines,” Tessa said. “You don’t have to join a group or be a mem­ber of some sort of club to be a care­taker of the land, and that’s what we’re try­ing to em­pha­sise dur­ing Na­tional Land­care Week and at our up­com­ing Na­tional Land­care Con­fer­ence.”

The theme of this year’s Na­tional Land­care Week ties in with the theme of the Na­tional Land­care Con­fer­ence and Awards in Mel­bourne from Septem­ber 21–23, which is Col­lab­o­ra­tive Com­mu­ni­ties – Land­care in Ac­tion.

The con­fer­ence and awards cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of na­tional Land­care cham­pi­ons.

NASTY: Bund­aberg’s Darryl Hamp­son and Land­care’s Mike John­son in­spect a poi­soned tree.

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