Landcare Week for volunteers
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.