Walker Swamp Expansion

Reaching for the target…

$53,095.00 / $150,000.00

WALKER SWAMP HAS BEEN DRAINED AND FARMED FOR DECADES, LEAVING IT IN A COMPROMISED STATE.

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ADJACENT TO THE GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK, THIS FLOODPLAIN PROPERTY RETAINS ALL THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL RESTORATION. 

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LET’S BRING IT BACK.

On the 2nd of March 2018, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) settled the purchase of Stage 1 of Walker Swamp, thanks to a unique partnership with the Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Hamilton Field Naturalists Club.

About the property

The property is currently 500 acres (200 hectares) in size but we now have the ability to double the project area to 1000 acres (400 hectares), by securing Stage 2 with your support.

This project expansion will enable us to fully restore the Walker Swamp floodplain and physically link the entire project area with the Wannon River and the Grampians National Park.

The project area at Walker Swamp

Outcomes

The Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate sustainable water management, threatened species recovery and large-scale habitat regeneration.

The project will result in the restoration of habitat for a wide range of threatened species such as: the Wimmera Bottlebrush, Little Galaxias, Growling Grass Frog, Western Swamp Crayfish and Australasian Bittern, as well as a range of other important or iconic species, such as the Brolga and the White-bellied Sea Eagle.

Carefully planned restoration works will return natural inundation patterns across the site for the first time in several decades, which in turn will bring back and sustain the missing wildlife of Walker Swamp.

Get on board

Project supporters will be kept up-to-date on the progress of the restoration story over the years ahead, and informed about the different ways to get involved with NGT’s restoration projects. You will also be welcome to visit Walker Swamp and experience exactly what a large area of re-envigorated wetlands looks like – up close.

Our Target

To increase the project area, we have a funding shortfall of $150,000.

If you choose to donate

You have our commitment that all donated money will contribute directly towards the project and the future management of the site.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

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Supporters

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raised of a $150,000.00 goal

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Alternative Payment Methods:

Direct Deposit

To avoid processing fees and ensure that every cent of your donation goes directly to the project, 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 Holder:                    Nature Glenelg Trust

BSB:                                         313-140

Acc Number:                        12029616

Reference:                             Walker Swamp

If you decide to do a direct deposit please so that we can email you a 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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Call the NGT office to donate over the phone

Please call Jess Bourchier in the NGT office on 0428 217 249 or (08) 8797 8596, and she will be able to take your credit card details and process the donation over the phone.

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Send a cheque addressed to:

Nature Glenelg Trust
PO Box 2177
Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Reference: Walker Swamp

Please remember to include your name and address, so that we can send you a donation receipt for your next tax return.