The People’s Choice voting is now open for all finalist, with the winners being announced at the 2014 National Landcare Conference that will take place in Melbourne from 17-19 September 2014.
Linda Anderson from the Rangelands NRM-supported Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee (PMMC) is the proud recipient of the Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award for the 2013 WA State Landcare Awards, announced last October.
As a WA finalist, Linda is a finalist for the 2014 National Landcare Awards as well as being in the running to win the 2014 National People’s Choice Award.
She needs your vote to help win, so please visit http://www.landcareonline.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Linda-Anderson-WA-FINAL.pdf to find out more about her project and https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CCLFVCK to vote.
Linda will travel to Melbourne in September to attend the conference together with Rangelands NRM Operations Manager John Silver and Regional Landcare Facilitator Mary-Anne Clunies-Ross.
More about the National Landcare Conference
The Landcare Awards, now in their 23rd year, are about finding and recognising the achievements of those dedicated people who give up their time to care for our precious land and water resources.
Based around the theme ‘Celebrating our history, growing our future’, the diverse program will include robust discussions and analysis of the future of Landcare by pioneers, leaders of NRM bodies, scientists, academics, government, and environmental, climate and biodiversity experts.
For more information on the 2014 National Landcare Conference visit http://nationallandcareconference.floktu.com/
More about PMMC and Linda’s Award
The ‘Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator Award’ is awarded to a Landcare Facilitator or Coordinator who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in establishing, linking, supporting and developing Landcare and/or production groups/networks that participate in sustainable farming practices and on-ground natural resource management, or implementation of innovative land management approaches in peri-urban areas.
Linda Anderson, Project Manager of PMMC, is based in Karratha. PMMC is a not-for-profit group which combines the knowledge and skills of government, industry, research, pastoral and community sectors to tackle mesquite, a Weed of National Significance (WoNS), one of the greatest natural resource management enemies in the Pilbara.
Linda is responsible for the overall management of projects which PMMC undertakes. The position is supported by Rangelands NRM and the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA), with partner organisations providing the remainder of the skills the PMMC committee requires.
For more information on the PMMC and Linda Anderson, visit http://pilbaramesquite.com.au/ and http://www.landcareonline.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Linda-Anderson-WA-FINAL.pdf
To find out more about voting visit http://www.landcareonline.com.au/2014nationalawards
Image: Linda Anderson and Kingley (Ngurrawaana Ranger) looking at Parkinsonia, a weed of National Significance. (ÓTBelcher)