Mount Burr Swamp – Let’s Bring It Back!

Reaching for the target…

$115,770.00 / $110,000.00

MOUNT BURR SWAMP HAS BEEN CLEARED, DRAINED AND FARMED FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

 

THE PROPERTY LIES IN A CRITICAL LOCATION IN THE SOUTH EASTERN AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE, ADJOINING THE NATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT MARSHES WETLAND COMPLEX – HOME TO BIRDLIFE, BANDICOOTS, BUSHLAND AND WETLANDS.

 

LET’S BRING IT BACK.

On the 30th of September 2016, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) settled the purchase of Mt Burr Swamp, thanks to a unique partnership with the Native Vegetation Council, OneFortyOne Plantations and the wider community.

Outcomes

The Mt Burr Swamp property will provide a rare demonstration of what sustainable water management, threatened species recovery and large-scale native revegetation actually look like on the ground, while providing an opportunity for the community to actively participate in the exciting journey that lies ahead.

The site provides the opportunity to restore habitat for six nationally threatened species: Little (formerly Dwarf) Galaxias (fish), Growling Grass Frog, Australasian Bittern, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo and Southern Bent-wing Bat, as well as a range of other important or iconic species, such as the Brolga.

The facts

The property is 300 hectares (750 acres) in size, and is situated adjacent to an existing 600 hectare wetland reserve.

While we reached our immediate fundraising campaign target for the purchase, as shown on this page, we’re still accepting donations to help us cover our reserve establishment costs and to fund future on-ground restoration works.

So although we are no longer actively campaigning, we’d really appreciate your support to help us ensure wider restoration works  on the property can soon begin…

Get on board

All project supporters (large and small) before the end of July 2017 will be recognised on permanent signage to be installed on site in August 2017. Over the years ahead there will be many opportunities to visit the site and see for yourself what we have achieved together, plus you will be kept updated on the progress of the restoration story through our newsletter and the NGT website.

You have our commitment and guarantee that 100% of your donated money will go towards making a difference on the ground.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Primed and ready for restoration... the current, draind condition of Mount Burr Swamp
The iconic Brolga
The endangered SE Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
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Alternative Payment Method

To avoid processing fees and ensure that every cent of your donation goes directly to conservation projects, please consider making a direct bank transfer to our Public Fund, fully endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Register of Environmental Organisations and Australian Taxation Office:

Account Name:                    Wetland Restoration Fund

BSB:                                         313-140

Acc Number:                        12029616

Reference:                             Mt Burr Swamp

If you decide to do a direct deposit please send us an email so that we can email you your receipt for your tax return – plus, if you are interested, we’d love to keep you up to date with what we are doing here at NGT so you can see what you are contributing to make happen on the ground!

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