2021 NT LANDCARE AWARDS
Outstanding contributions to Landcare have been recognised with the winners and finalists announced in the 2021 NT Landcare Awards.
Territory NRM is the proud coordinator of the biennial NT Landcare Awards, which recognise individuals and groups in the Northern Territory for their outstanding contributions to preserving the unique Australian landscape.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 NT Landcare Awards!
Winners have been announced in the following categories:
Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award - Manyallaluk School
KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award - Yeperenye Nature Park Traditional Owner Group
Coastcare Award - Arnhem Coast Clean Up - ACCU
ACM Landcare Community Group Award - Roper River Landcare Group
Australian Government Landcare Farming Award - Desert Fruit Company
Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award - Anindilyakwa Land Council Land and Sea Rangers and South32 GEMCO
Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award - Doris Baylis
Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award
The Woolworths Junior Landcare Team Award acknowledges a school, youth organisation or young community landcare team that contributes to raising awareness, sharing knowledge and promoting participation of landcare amongst young people. The award recognises Junior Landcare teams who implement landcare practices within the local community or school.
Mimal Land Management Learning on Country Program
For their outstanding engagement of community, education and upskilling of young people around land management and connection to country.
Photo: Leon showing students how to make bait ball
In Manyallaluk, echidnas are endangered and knowledge is being lost. Finding them helped the Manyallaluk School students learn about protecting them and build relationships in the community.
Photo: Manyallaluk School students
Jingili Primary School
For their dedication in providing skills and instilling a passion in young people around the importance of land management.
Photo: Jingili Primary School students_Soil investigation
KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award
The KPMG Indigenous Land Management Award acknowledges an outstanding Indigenous community group or individual that is working towards improving land use and/or enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.
Yeperenye Nature Park Traditional Owner Group
The trail between Anthwerrke (Emily Gap) and Atherrke (Jessie Gap) in the East MacDonnell Ranges is helping conserve and showcase the cultural and environmental values of the area.
Photo: Yeperenye - Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park walking and mountain biking trail
Dr B Marika
Dr B Marika was a compelling force of nature - her cultural responsibilities stemmed from the land and her dependence upon it for her unique identity.
The Coastcare Award acknowledges a community group or network that has contributed to the significant improvement of a coastal or marine environment. This may include estuaries, coastal and marine wetlands, river systems and salt marsh ecosystems. The Coastcare activities may include sand dune restoration, protection of threatened species, removing invasive species that are impacting on native flora, plastics and waste removal, education and volunteer engagement, and mitigating urban impact on marine environments like storm water pollution or the control of access to sensitive and vulnerable areas.
Arnhem Coast Clean Up - ACCU
Arnhem Coast Clean Up works on the beaches and shorelines in northeast Arnhem Land and removes an average of 2500kg of Marine debris every year.
Photo: A convoy of community beach cleaners
For their Management of the Darwin Harbour Clean Up. Involving the coordination of approximately 150 volunteers from 30 community groups, to clear and count rubbish across more than 13 different, targeted sites in Darwin, Mandorah and Mica Beach.
Photo: The Larrakia Rangers
The ACM Community Group Award acknowledges an outstanding community group that is improving sustainable land use and/or is undertaking on-ground action to protect, enhance or restore the natural values of an area on behalf of the wider community.
ACM Landcare Community Group Award
Gamba Grass Roots
For their commitment and advocacy to one of the largest growing Landcare issues of invasive weeds across the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Photo: Networking with land holders and raising awareness
Casuarina Coastal Reserve Landcare Group
For groups continued efforts around natural resource management, community engagement and collaborative practices.
Photo: Gamba Grass identification briefing at Lee Point in Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Roper River Landcare Group
The RRLG are the champions for the protection of the unique conservation assets in the Mataranka area.
Photo: 2021 Neem Blitz
The Australian Government Landcare Farming Award acknowledges an individual, group, network or organisation that has demonstrated excellence and leadership in implementing sustainable and integrated land management practices on a farm property, or properties, that protect soils, water, vegetation and biodiversity. The award also recognises practices that deliver improved natural resource management and farm productivity outcomes.
Australian Government Landcare Farming Award
McKay Family, Umbearra Station
For their outstanding multi-generational commitment and achievements in land management over the past 25 years.
Photo: The McKay Family
The Desert Fruit Company
For their success as a sustainable, innovative, supportive and profitable business growing and farming dates in Australia’s arid zone.
Photo: Tamara Coop members
Pete Cogill & Fiona McBean Eva Valley Meats
For their commitment to the restoration of biodiversity and natural systems while addressing the need for high quality sustainable local produce.
Photo: Old Cameron Downs
The Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award acknowledges a partnership of individuals, groups, networks, or organisations that has demonstrated leadership and achievement in landcare-related activities as a result of the partnership.
Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
The Gamba Army
The Gamba Army's on ground works have achieved outstanding results and stakeholder engagement for successful collaborative land management.
Photo: Members of the Gamba Army Team
NT Native Eco-Fair and Plant Sale
For the commitment to creating an ongoing public event that centralises expertise knowledge of all areas of Landcare in the Top End of the NT.
Photo: Horticultural advice and bush food tastings at the inaugural NT Native Eco-Fair and Plant Sale
Anindilyakwa Land Council Land and Sea Rangers and South32
The partnership between the ALC and South32 aims to protect the cultural, social, economic and environmental values of this amazing part of Northern Australia.
Photo: The Team Anindilyakwa Land Council Land and Sea Rangers and South32
The Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award acknowledges the significant contribution made by an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to landcare. There are many people who, through their actions, have had a positive impact on improving land management practices through practical on-ground activities, and/or by creating awareness of landcare in their local community.
Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award
For her continued dedication and commitment to conservation, sustainability and public education and inclusivity.
Photo: Emma Lupin
Doris has been adopting sustainable land management practices on Mataranka Station as well as encouraging other stakeholders and raising awareness of regional Landcare priorities.
Photo: Doris Baylis
For her dedication to spraying, mapping and monitoring management of gamba grass across the greater Darwin region.
Photo: Rowena Eastick