WALKER SWAMP HAS BEEN DRAINED AND FARMED FOR DECADES, LEAVING IT IN A COMPROMISED STATE.
ADJACENT TO THE GRAMPIANS NATIONAL PARK, THIS FLOODPLAIN PROPERTY RETAINS ALL THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL RESTORATION.
LET’S BRING IT BACK.
On the 2nd of March 2018, Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT) settled the purchase 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 in size but we now have the ability to increase the project area, with your support.
This project expansion would 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 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.
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.