On Saturday 2 December Landcarers from all around the state gathered in Launceston for the Tasmanian Landcare Gathering. The forecast all week called for rain but nonetheless over 90 landcarers piled into buses in Launceston ready for a day of field trips and the awards lunch.
This year instead of a conference we hosted four fun and exciting field trips, followed by lunch and presentation of the Tasmanian Landcare Awards. All field trips started from a central location in Launceston. Each field trip will had a different theme and itinerary, visiting local Landcare sites and the people who care for them. There were walk and talks at several stops along the way, along with a social morning tea.
The day ended with a delicious lunch to celebrate the Tasmanian Landcare Awards at the renowned Josef Chromy vineyard in Relbia.
2017 Tasmanian Landcare Award Winners
Adam Holmstrom - Young Landcare Leader Award presented by Sharon Smith, Board Member Landcare Tasmania
Andrew Potter (left) on behalf of Turners Beach Coastcare - Sure Gro Coastcare Award presented by Dale Tunstall of Sure Gro
Kerrie and Wolfie (left) Participants of Clean Rivers and Fert$mart Projects - Australian Governement Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices Award presented by Jan Davis, Board Member of Landcare Australia
Sally Brown (middle) representing Glenorchy Reconcilliation Group - Rio Tinto Indigenous Land Management Award. Presented by Nala Mansell (left) Pakana Palawa woman and Sam Duncan representing Rio Tinto
Helen Eastburn (right) - Individual Landcarer Award presented by Jan Davis, board member Landcare Australia
Rene Reichart of Kingborough Council - Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award presented by Jeremy Rockliff Deputy Premier of Tasmania, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Tim van Winden (middle) representing Youngtown Primary School - Junion Landcare Team Award presented by Jeremy Rockliff Deputy Premier of Tasmania, Minister for Primary Industries and Water