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Nominate for the Goulburn Broken Community NRM Awards 2014

Monday 31 March, 2014
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) CEO Chris Norman encourages people and groups to nominate for this year's Goulburn Broken Community Natural Resource Management (NRM) by May 1.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) CEO Chris Norman encourages people and groups to nominate for this year's Goulburn Broken Community Natural Resource Management (NRM) by May 1.

"The Goulburn Broken CMA relies on the support of landholders and community members to deliver many programs and activities to improve the health of our Catchment," Mr Norman said.

"These annual awards are a fantastic way for us to recognise the outstanding efforts of the many people in our community who make a difference to the way the Catchment's water, land and native fauna and flora are protected and enhanced.

"I urge everyone to take this opportunity to nominate an individual or group they know goes the extra mile to improve the environmental health and resilience of the Catchment."

The award categories are:

  • Community Education Award. This award will be made to a community group, primary or secondary school or youth group – either as a whole class or special group. The award is for the contribution to raising an understanding of the Landcare ethic among students and/or the community, and for implementing Landcare practices on their own property or within the local community.
  • Community Sustainable Farming Award. This award will be made to a primary producer or enterprise involved in primary production who implements innovative practices or activities to improve natural resource management and productivity outcomes.
  • Community Group Award. This award will be made to an outstanding community group that has adopted best management practices on public or private land and is working towards enhancing or protecting an area on behalf of the community.
  • Community Network Award. This award is presented to one of the region's many Landcare or Conservation Management Networks that engage their local community and achieve significant landscape change.
  • Hubert Miller Perpetual Trophy. This trophy was named after Hubert Miller OAM a legend in waterway and Catchment management. This award is presented annually to an individual in the Catchment who has made an outstanding contribution to engaging the community in natural resource management.

The awards will be presented on June 27 at a dinner to be held in Swanpool. Winners of the regional awards will be eligible for the State awards to be held next year.

Click here for more information and to apply.