The Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve is situated in the southern Grampians region adjacent to the Grampians National Park, a short drive from the picturesque town of Dunkeld in the floodplain of the Wannon River. However the wetland was drained decades ago in an attempt to open up the floodplain for agricultural land use, and more recently plantation forestry, which left the site in a modified state.
Thanks to a partnership between Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT), Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Hamilton Field Naturalists Club (HFNC), the Stage 1 (northern 500 acres) at Walker Swamp was purchased in 2018 to become Nature Glenelg Trust’s first wetland reserve in Victoria. Thanks to additional community support, Stage 2 (a further 535 acres) enabled us to expand the Restoration Reserve and more than double the project area.
If you click on the story links at the bottom of this page, you will see just how far the restoration journey of Walker Swamp has come to date – but this is just the beginning.
Over the years ahead, Walker Swamp will continue to recover and be restored to its former glory.
Tax-deductible donations to the NGT Foundation, to support the future management of NGT’s Reserves, can be made on-line, by emailing or by calling Toni Haywood in the NGT regional office on 08 8797 8596.
NGT thanks the following project partners for their support: