Early works in place to get Mt Burr Swamp off to a flying start…

Thanks to the fantastic help of volunteers from the Millicent Field Naturalists Society and the support of the current owners, a few weeks ago NGT installed a temporary structure in the artificial channel that drains Mt Burr Swamp – in readiness for settlement. This might not be the biggest drain we’ve ever sandbagged, but don’t be fooled – even a modest size drain like this can carry a significant amount of water, in this case draining many swamps spread out over the western 2/3 of the property (200 hectares of land), including the 50 hectare Mt Burr Swamp.

So for project supporters who come along to our celebration day on Sunday the 9th of October, you’ll get an early impression and understanding of what the eventual permanent restoration of this magnificent wetland will look like.

Very exciting news!

We’ll share the current view of the partially restored wetland next week, but for now, here is how the temporary structure installation went… just in time to capitalise on the recent rains.

The drain was flowing, and more heavy rain was on the way.... time for another temporary sandbag structure!

A clean slate: The drain was flowing, and more heavy rain was on the way…. time for another temporary sandbag structure!

A small temporary bund was used to keep the flowing water out of our way while we prepared the base...

A small temporary bund was used to keep the flowing water out of our way while we prepared and excavated the base.

Next was lining and pinning down the base of the structure.

Next was lining and pinning down the base of the structure.

Now the sandbagging gets cracking!

Now the sandbagging gets cracking!

Taking shape and almost there...

Taking shape and almost there…

Another NGT sandbag structure in place - ready to kick start the restoration of Mt Burr Swamp.

Another NGT sandbag structure in place – ready to kick start the restoration of Mt Burr Swamp.



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