Landcare award finalist
A LOCAL environmental hero from the Northern Rivers needs your support to help him land a national award.
Kyogle's Bob Jarman is one of 88 finalists in the 2012 National Landcare Awards.
At the 2011 NSW Landcare Awards Mr Jarman won the Australian Government Local Landcare facilitator award and as a result he joins six other finalists vying for the top honour at the biennial celebration in Sydney on September 4.
In the last five years Bob has been successful in attracting more than $2 million in funding to the Northern Rivers for on ground sustainable agriculture projects.
Mr Jarman said his 20 year involvement with Landcare has helped him develop his belief that land practices can work in harmony with natural environmental systems.
"Landcare has introduced me to many wonderful committed people who work so hard in many ways for the benefit of our environment," he said.
"I think it is the enthusiasm and commitment of the landholders and fellow coordinators I have worked with that will remain one of my most memorable images of Landcare."
Landcare Australia CEO Heather Campbell said the awards showcase the diversity of the amazing work being undertaken by Landcarers across the nation.
"The Northern Rivers can be proud to be represented by Bob Jarman at this level , and I hope that locals will show their support by voting in the People's Choice Award," she said.
To vote in the 2012 National Landcare Awards visit www.landcareonline.com/nationalawards.