The Bob Hawke Landcare Award celebrates 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 award acknowledges the role that former
Prime Minister, the Hon. Bob Hawke AC, played in elevating Landcare from a
grassroots community initiative to a national movement with strong government
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. The
award recipient will also receive an honorary two year position on the
Australian Landcare Council.
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
Nominations close at midnight (AEDT) on Monday
23, July 2012.