Walker Swamp is situated in the southern Grampians region, a short drive from the picturesque town of Dunkeld, in the floodplain of the Wannon River. However the wetland was drained decades ago in an attempt to open up the floodplain for agricultural land use, and more recently plantation forestry, which has left the site in a modified state.
Thanks to a new partnership between Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT), Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Hamilton Field Naturalists Club (HFNC), the 500 acre site has now been successfully purchased to become Nature Glenelg Trust’s first wetland reserve in Victoria. Over the years ahead Walker Swamp will be restored to its former glory.
Tax-deductible donations to the NGT Foundation, to support the future management of NGT’s Reserves, can be made on-line, by emailing or by calling Jess Bourchier in the NGT regional office on 0428 217 249.
NGT thanks the following project partners for their support:
Stories on the NGT website about Walker Swamp