Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia announces Corangamite landholder’s 50,000 tree and shrub eco plan Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner
A Corangamite landholder living on the fringes of the Otway Ranges has landed the Australian Government sponsored Bob Hawke Landcare Award for his ambitious regeneration activities on his family farm.
The Hon. David Littleproud announced the winner at last night’s 2021 National Landcare Awards. Andrew Stewart scooped the title for environmental and sustainable agricultural advancements on Yan Yan Gurt West Farm. His work on this 230-hectare grazing and agroforestry property, includes the establishment of 50,000 trees and shrubs, increasing woody vegetation across the farm from 3 per cent to 18 per cent.
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award recipient is awarded a prize package, sponsored by the Australian Government of $50,000
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