Ten local farmers have been busy installing stock-proof fencing and planting along the riverbanks on their property. Together, the farmers have put in a huge effort this year, installing 15km of fencing and planting close to 10,000 local native plants.
Farmers Russell and Beth Oates are committed to keeping our rivers clean, having participated in soil testing and stream restoration. They have witnessed the benefits not just for the environment but for production as well.
“I have a long history of planting trees on my property in Wilyabrup and have seen the positive difference it makes,” said Russell.
"Aside from planting trees to improve aesthetics, there are many benefits of windbreaks and shelter belts for pasture and for stock – there are benefits for the whole ecosystem.”