Island work wins Landcare award
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.