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December 13, 2016

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A group of Territorians are now more aware of how to reduce the risks of erosion and soil loss after attending a soil mitigation workshop at Kidman Springs Research Station.

 

The workshop, hosted by pastoral landcare group Victoria River District Conservation Association (VRDCA), attracted 16 participants.

 

The 1.5 day event was supported by Territory NRM and the Department of Primary Industries and Resources.

 

Darryl Hill from Soil Save provided practical advice on how to effectively manage and control erosion by encouraging water run off to follow the landscapes’ natural drainage lines.

 

Using various pieces of machinery, he demonstrated the correct techniques that can significantly assist in reducing top soil loss as well as preventing other erosion problems.

 

It was emphasised that by getting this right first time round saves time and money and allows us to look after and maintain our natural resources. 

 

VRDCA are planning on holding similar events in 2017, please contact [email protected] or 08 8971 0411 for more information. 

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