Walker Swamp – Let’s Clear the Land Purchase Debt!

Reaching for the target…

$145,820.00 / $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.

Since securing the property in 2018, thanks to a unique partnership with the Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Hamilton Field Naturalists Club – along with fantastic community support, Nature Glenelg Trust has been working hard to get the process of floodplain and wetland restoration works underway.

About the property

The combined Stage 1 and 2 NGT property at Walker Swamp is over 1000 acres (>400 hectares) in size, enabling the full restoration of the Walker Swamp floodplain and physically linking the entire project area with the Wannon River and the Grampians National Park.

Thanks to on-ground works grants from the Victorian Government, Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Australian Government, active restoration works are now underway and the transformational process of ecological recovery is set to begin from winter 2019.

However, despite the success of our major fundraiser in 2018 (which resulted in 2/3 of the $150,000 target being reached) and the great works that are happening on the ground, we are still carrying the shortfall on land purchase costs as an unfunded liability.

With your help, we can clear the debt, and get on with the job of restoring more wetlands across south-eastern Australia.

Thanks for your support!

The project area at Walker Swamp

2018 Campaign Video

To give you a taste of what the project is all about – please have a look at our campaign video (with special thanks to Ockert Le Rous, Alan Richardson, Bryan Haywood and Lachlan Farrington for donating their time, imagery and ideas to the creative process that led to this ‘in-house’ production)…

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

We are trying to close the gap on our land purchase funding shortfall of $150,000.

If you choose to donate

You have our commitment that all donated money will contribute directly towards covering the land purchase costs and the future management of the site.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

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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.