Mt Burr Swamp community planting day on Saturday the 23rd June – please join us!
Would you like to help us recreate habitat for threatened species at Mt Burr Swamp?
Community Planting Day, Saturday 23 June, 9am – 3pm
We have big plans for revegetation at this site in 2018, with direct seeding already carried out last month. At this event we will be concentrating on the southern section of the property, consolidating the habitat link between Mt Burr Swamp itself and the neighbouring Marshes Native Forest Reserve. We are aiming to plant about 2000 seedlings on this day and we’d love for you to join us!
The involvement of our community has been a vital part of our journey at Mt Burr Swamp from the very beginning. This Habitat Restoration Reserve was established in 2016 through a partnership agreement between NGT, the Native Vegetation Council, and OneFortyOne Plantations, with donations from the public also playing a critical role in helping to secure this property.
Returning this former farming property back into biodiverse habitat for a range of species is a long-term project that will keep us busy over the years ahead. Hydrological restoration of the main wetland took place in 2016 when a sandbag structure was built to retain water in the deep freshwater centrepiece of the property; in 2018 we begin large scale revegetation plantings. At least six threatened species will benefit from the restoration of this property: southern brown bandicoot, little galaxias (fish), southern bell frog, southern bent-winged bat, Australasian bittern, and the SE red-tailed black cockatoo.
We look forward to seeing you there.