The Glenelg Hopkins and the Corongamite catchment management boards are among the 47 organisations selected to deliver the $450 million Regional Land Partnerships program.
The program is the important second phase of the Coalition Government’s $1 billion National Landcare Program.
Federal agriculture minister David Littleproud said a focus of the regional program will be on the key element of any farm – soil. The program will aim to improve soil health on farms, targeting soil acidification, wind erosion and hillslope erosion.
“Bit by bit we’re losing our good agricultural soil in this country. To remain productive we need to protect it,” he said.
The program will be delivered at a local level by groups.
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