Australian Government Reef Programme Awards to recognise champion land managers

The Reef Programme Awards will be launched over the coming months, so stay tuned for the official announcement calling for nominations from champion land managers who have been working to reduce their off-farm impact on the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Anyone engaged in the Reef Programme is encouraged to consider nominating for an award or if you know someone who deserves recognition for their work, you could put forward a nomination on their behalf.

The awards were an opportunity to highlight the role that farmers play in land stewardship, and were also another way to showcase the collaborative nature of the programme.

The Australian Government’s Reef Programme is so successful because it works for mutually beneficial outcomes for farms and the environment. There have been many worthwhile projects undertaken during the first stage of the new program, and these awards will showcase some of the great achievements. The Reef Programme Awards will be held in conjunction with Reef Range and Red Dust Conference (Monday 31st of August to 2nd September) in Caloundra. The awards will be held at the dinner on 1 September 2015.