Gerald Carnie Memorial Award

Keeping the Landcare flame alive

Nominations for 2019 are now closed.

In June 2011, Gerald Carnie, a committed Landcarer from the Parkes area, died suddenly at the age of 46, leaving his wife Lorraine and sons, Ryan and Jarrod, grieving and the Landcare community shocked.

The Gerald Carnie Memorial Award for Keeping the Landcare Flame Alive was established by Landcare NSW to recognise this very special individual’s contributions to the Landcare movement.

It will be awarded at the biennial NSW State Landcare Conference to an individual in recognition of their contribution to the development of “the philosophy of Landcare”. The recipient will champion the development of Landcare as a means to support and engender change in attitudes, which translates to a more cohesive and resilient community that acts to achieve a healthier environment and/or more productive and sustainable farms. Applicants will be judged on the impact they have had at the local AND regional or state scale to ensure that Landcare can prosper.

The Gerald Carnie Memorial Award is proudly supported and sponsored by the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Landcare.


The Gerald Carnie Memorial Award Recipients

2017 – Robyn Watson, Boggabri Landcare-Rivercare Group
2015 – Bill Pigott, Berry Landcare