Thanks to the foresight and incredible generosity of Rob and Deb Thompson, NGT established our newest wetland restoration reserve at Hutt Bay in February 2019.
Hutt Bay Wetland is situated about 5 km west of the township of Port MacDonnell, on the South Australian coast south of Mount Gambier.
The reserve, which is situated immediately to the west of the (SA Water managed) Finger Point water treatment plant, is a little under 160 hectares (or roughly 400 acres) in size, and includes extensive areas of coastal wetland, complemented by dry-land tea-tree woodland and coastal dune scrub which adjoins Hutt Bay.
As resources allow, NGT will develop and implement a long-term restoration and management plan for the property, which will most likely include activities like:
Finally, on behalf of everyone at NGT, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to Rob and Deb Thompson for entrusting this special environmental area to us. Now we look forward to working with them, and everyone in the community, to turn Hutt Bay Wetland into a permanent NGT nature reserve and community asset for generations to come.
If you would like to help us make that happen, then please consider donating to the NGT Reserve Fund today. All donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible.
Stories on the NGT website about Hutt Bay Wetland