Is­land work wins Land­care award

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

THE Glenorchy Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Group has been named among the win­ners of the 2017 Tas­ma­nian Land­care Awards.

The bi­en­nial awards recog­nise the ded­i­ca­tion of vol­un­teers and the work they do in con­ser­va­tion and im­prove­ment of the en­vi­ron­ment.

The awards were held at Josef Chromy Vine­yard, near Launce­s­ton, yes­ter­day.

The Glenorchy Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Group won the Indige­nous Land Man­age­ment Award for its work to pre­serve a mid­den on Lit­tle Fry­ing Pan Is­land near Mona.

Chair­woman Sally Brown (Alkeiya) said the award came as a sur­prise.

“I re­alised it was [a unique project], but I didn’t re­alise that the unique­ness would mean it was up for an award,” she said.

Adam Holm­strom, from the Glebe Hill Bush­land Re­serve Land­care Group, won the Young Land­care Leader Award, while the King­bor­ough Coun­cil won the Part­ner­ships for Land­care Award.

Other win­ners in­cluded Young­town Pri­mary School, Turn­ers Beach Coast­care, Ta­mar Is­land Wet­land Cares Vol­un­teer Group, Dairy Tas­ma­nia’s Clean Rivers and FertS­mart projects, and He­len East­burn, from the West Ta­mar Land­care Group.

Win­ners will rep­re­sent Tas­ma­nia at the Na­tional Land­care Awards next year.

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