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MEDIA RELEASE: Nominations open for NT Natural Resource Management Awards and NT Landcare Awards

May 11, 2017

Photo: The Kenbi Rangers and Ventia won the Best Collaboration in NRM Award in 2016

 

Territorians have twice the opportunities this year to be recognised for their commitment to sustainable primary production and protecting our natural environment.

 

The NT Natural Resource Management (NRM) Awards and NT Landcare Awards recognise the efforts of Territorians who make an outstanding contribution to looking after their local bushland area, beach, catchment, farm or pastoral property, conservation area, cultural site or indigenous protected area.

 

Territory Natural Resource Management (TNRM) Chief Executive Officer Karen May is encouraging Territorians nominate someone they know for an award.  

 

“We all know individuals and organisations who do fantastic work looking after our natural resources – landcarers, indigenous rangers, pastorals, fishers, scientists, industry groups and conservation organisations” she said.

 

“Sometimes people are a little shy about nominating themselves so, if you know someone doing a great job, consider nominating them – they’ll be thrilled”.

 

Nominations for the NT NRM Awards and NT Landcare Awards are open until midnight the 4 September.

 

The awards will be celebrated and winners announced at a gala dinner on the 22 November in Darwin, as part of the TNRM Conference.

 

The NT NRM Awards & NT Landcare Awards are supported through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

 

Categories in this year’s NT NRM Awards are:

Best Collaboration in NRM Award

Primary Producer NRM Award

Individual NRM Award

Small Business Initiative NRM Award

Research in NRM Award

Indigenous NRM Achiever Award

Finalists for the NT NRM Awards will be entered into a People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public.

 

Categories in this year’s NT Landcare Awards are:

Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award

Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award

Australian Government Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award

Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Land Management Award

Coastcare Award

Landcare Community Group

Junior Landcare Team Award

Indigenous Land Management Award

Young Landcare Leader Award

All winners in the NT Landcare Awards will go on to be finalists at the 2018 National Landcare Awards.

 

Anyone interested in finding out more or submitting a nomination can visit:

https://www.tnrmconference.org.au/awards

 

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