K2W Link is a finalist in the NSW Landcare Awards for the Community Partnerships category for their nomination A Corridor of Effort.

Their nomination recognises their on-ground coordination of Landcare and community groups, First Nations organisations, educators, artists, researchers, government agencies, and conservation organisations working to protect the wildlife and natural resources of the Abercrombie Catchment.

This spectacular area, within Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal and Gundundgarra country, is a vital connection for wildlife migration and contains many core areas of habitat where animals, like the endangered Greater Glider, seek refuge during heatwaves or drought.

“Since 2012, we have been trying to connect organisations and bring together communities focused on protecting and conserving local habitat.

“With the support of our current partners, as part of Cores, Corridors, and Koalas, our projects are supported through a partnership between the Great Eastern Ranges and WWF-Australia, to restore and connect critical habitat for forest-dependent wildlife,” project coordinator Mary Bonet says.

The K2W Link has created a platform that brings together people working across the landscape to share ideas, and resources and inspires collaboration. Much of the work is recurring, including citizen science programs, volunteer workdays, seminars and guided nature tours. These are programs completed with landholders, Landcare and community groups, and some of these collaborations are supported by First Nations groups and their traditional ecological knowledge.

The award ceremony is held in Mosman on Monday, June 3 2024.

A group of environmentalists holding a blue sign with the text Land for Wildlife

K2W Link and the Community Environmental Network hosted the South Coast to Tablelands Forum in Goulburn.