Friends of Sturt River Landcare group is the first winner of the Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award. Find out more about their win at the recent South Australian Landcare Awards.

Green Adelaide Presiding Member Prof Chris Daniels (L) and Minister for Climate, Environment and Water Susan Close (R) with award winner the Friends of Sturt River Landcare group rep Samantha Kerr (M)

The winners of the 9 Landcare Award categories were announced at the South Australian Landcare Awards Ceremony at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre in Bedford Park on 31 March 2022, where community landcarers from across the state came together to celebrate their impressive achievements.

This year was the first time that the Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award was presented.

Landcare Association of South Australia Executive Officer Dr Eleanor Pratt thanked Green Adelaide for sponsoring the award and congratulated all of the finalists and the Friends of Sturt River Landcare group.

"Green Adelaide have been a tremendous support to landcare in South Australia, and it is wonderful to be able to partner with them in recognising urban landcare groups working to make Adelaide the beautiful city that it is," Dr Pratt said.

"It was exciting to see the high calibre of nominations that came in for the Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award. I’d like to congratulate the Friends of Sturt River Landcare group for winning the 2021 award and thank them for the hard but important work that they are doing."

Green Adelaide's Chris Daniels and Environment Minister Susan Close with 1 of 3 finalists for the Green Adelaide Landcare Award of Semaphore Largs Dunes Group reps Sandra Dann and Ros Belle

Green Adelaide Board Presiding Member Professor Chris Daniels congratulated all the nominee groups on their dedication to looking after South Australia’s environment and for taking action.

“Friends of Sturt River Landcare group nomination shined, thanks to the group’s outstanding on-ground action to protect and improve Adelaide’s inner 27-kilometre suburban river system,” Professor Daniels said.

“The group formed in late 2013 with a goal to make Sturt River a living place and re-establish the local River Red Gums and Grey Box eucalyptus trees through large scale tree planting days, weeding and watering events.

“By working closely with the community, council and government the group’s vision to create a biodiversity corridor from the hills to the sea along the Sturt River is coming to life, with more than 80,000 plants already in the ground and a strong local network of doers established.

“Congratulations to Friends of Sturt River Landcare group for winning the inaugural Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award that helps recognise their amazing accomplishments over the last 8 years to cool, green and rewild metropolitan Adelaide.”

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