NGT volunteers update & don’t forget our free BBQ and Clean Up Australia Day Event

The year may have only just begun, but NGT volunteers have already been actively involved in a range of projects and activities around the region.

A number of volunteers have been doing a fantastic effort in helping Ryan manage the native plant nursery as part of the Fieldwork Fridays program. The nursery is quickly filling up with plant orders for a range of projects such as revegetation at Mount Burr Swamp and other reserves, and the Mount Gambier Rail Trail. Our volunteers have been involved in nursery activities such as seed cleaning, sowing, propagating, repotting and weeding.

Outside of the nursery, we have been undertaking revegetation maintenance at Mount Burr Swamp, removing skeleton weed at Eaglehawk Waterhole Reserve and Walker Swamp, and finding all manner of creatures in the process!

Left: Skeleton weeding with a view at Walker Swamp. Centre: Southern Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingi). Right: An intact snake skin discovered at Eaglehawk.

NGT is very excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Clean Up Australia Day Event at Hutt Bay Wetland Reserve, on Sunday 1st March from 10am – 2pm!

We will walking through native bushland and along the beach, collecting rubbish and doing a bit of weed control. A BBQ lunch will be provided afterwards. Click here to read more about Hutt Bay Wetland Reserve.

Please RSVP with any dietary requirements to

If you would like to join any of NGT’s upcoming events, you can download the most recent Volunteer Activity Flyer here.

Fieldwork Fridays:
21st February – Clean up at Hutt Bay / Nursery Day
6th March – Seed Collecting / Nursery Day
20th March – Seed Collecting / Nursery Day

Upcoming Events:
1st March – Clean Up Australia Day at Hutt Bay Wetland Reserve
13th March – Kurrawonga Open day: explore the property at your own leisure
11th of April – Kurrawonga Working Bee: reptile grids, bush clean up and nesting box installation

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