National Landcare Awards – results

Jul 04 2016

Unfortunately, Friends of Merri Creek didn’t win the National Urban Landcare Award, but we received a Special Commendation, which was equivalent to coming second. Thanks to those who voted for us to win the People’s Choice Award, but this went to Youngtown Primary School in Tasmania.

It was actually an amazing effort to come second in the Urban Landcare Award, considering that it was won by Georges River Combined Councils Committee in NSW. This Committee consists of nine Councils as well as agencies and community representatives within the catchment of Georges River, which runs into Botany Bay. It’s like a supersized Merri Creek management Committee, so comparing them to Friends of Merri Creek is like comparing oranges with peas.