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Farming for a sustainable future

Vandenberghe, H. (2008) Farming for a sustainable future. The Countryman, 17 July 2008. p. 14 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Farmers in the Young River catchment area near Esperance are banding together to make a difference to the culturally significant Stokes Inlet. A group has been formed to improve the health of the estuary, which is situated east of Albany. Core sampling conducted in the inlet revealed significant amounts of topsoil were being washed from nearby farmland during rainfall events. Sediment is built up in the only estuarine system on the southern coastline. Kieran and Michelle Barrett are members of the Young River Catchment Group. The Barrett's had previous experience, having already undertaken works to stabilise watercourses on their Munglinup property. Project officer for the Young River Strategic Catchment group, Tim Fewings said with about 40 landholders in the catchment group, small actions like the ones undertaken by the Barrett's, have the potential to have a large impact on the health of the river systems.

This article contains an image of Kieran Barrett sitting on the bank of a river.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©2008 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58492
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