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Bob Hawke Landcare Award 2016

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, July 08, 2016

Bob Hawke Landcare Award Nominations close this Sunday 10 July 2016

As you know the nominations for the Bob Hawke Landcare Award are open. To date we haven’t received many nominations for the Award and nominations close this Sunday.

If there are any outstanding Landcarers that you think are most deserving of the Award and associated prize, please ensure the nomination is received by this Sunday (10 July 2016).

The Award is open to an individual who has been involved in championing the Landcare ethic and inspiring others to take action on their own property or through a Landcare group. This award acknowledges an individual who has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to caring for the land; champions better practices; and gives their time to share knowledge with others so that they too can prosper.

The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recipient will be awarded with a prize package to the value of $50,000 for further development of their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management and Landcare.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must be actively involved in Landcare or sustainable agriculture and be willing to promote the Landcare ethos.

All award nominations will be assessed by an independent advisory panel, including representatives from Australian, state and territory governments, Landcare and the natural resource management community.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Bob Hawke Landcare Award, and close on 10 July 2016.

Many thanks,

Kim and Michelle

2016 Leadership in Conservation, and Volunteer of the Park awards

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, April 15, 2016

The Rotary Club of Burnside hosted an enjoyable dinner at the Belair Country Club on 13 April 2016, for the presentation of the 2016 Leadership in Conservation, and Volunteer of the Park awards.

Bob Cooper, Past President, opened the proceedings and welcomed everyone, with Rotarian Dave Harrison making the Invocation and Loyal Toast.

The awards date back to 1984 when the Ranger of the Year Award began, followed by the introduction of the Volunteer of the Parks Award in 1988.

This is the 32nd year of the Awards.

Chief Executive, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Ms Sandy Pitcher, addressed the gathering on behalf of the Hon Ian Hunter, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, who was unable to attend.

Announced by Brett Dalton, Rotary Club of Burnside President, the award winners were:

Volunteers of the Park: James Ferguson, Friends of Butcher Gap Conservation Park, Natural Resources, South East

Nominations were also receive for:

Ian and Chris Abbott, Friends of Southern Eyre Peninsula Parks (Commendation)

Graham Fisher, Friends of Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Phil Gillett, Friends of Para Wirra (certificate received by Secretary, Leonie Hobbs)

Morialta 100 Organising Committee - John Fleming, Ann Taylor, Liz Milner - Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Parks Inc

Leadership in Conservation: Deb Furbank, Team Leader, Community, Yorke Peninsula, Northern and Yorke NRM

Nomination also received for:

Sarah Voumard, Landscape Ranger, Northern and Yorke Region


Congratulations to everyone !

The Hon Vickie Chapman, MP, Member for Bragg, and a member of the Rotary Club, gave a vote of thanks.

Rotarian David Dewar was photographer for the evening. Below is a message from David:


Rotarians & Friends,  

Please find herewith a link to photos of last night’s awards dinner at the Belair Country Club:  

Please feel free to distribute to all who may be interested.  

Enjoy, Share and Contribute!

Yours in Rotary Service,  

PP David Dewar PHF - Editor

Rotary Club of Burnside Inc. 

M: 0401 627 339



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