Summing up a solid first week of the campaign, and check out our new Walker Swamp video!

With one week down, and thanks to some early generous contributions from 16 donors, we have made a really solid start to the campaign to double the restoration area at Walker Swamp – with just over $6000 so far donated (at the time of writing).

and the live tally is…


We still have a long way to go, and there are no guarantees of success, but – as a group of ecologists temporarily ‘moonlighting’ as voluntary fundraisers (noting that NGT doesn’t employ any fundraising staff) – with your help, we’re going to give this our best shot!

After all, the Grampians is such a special part of the world.

Brady Swamp, after being restored by NGT in 2015, which is adjacent to the area of the Walker Swamp floodplain that we have earmarked for restoration. Photo by Adam Miller.

If you are considering chipping in, now would be a great time to help us to continue to build some early momentum, heading into week 2 of our 12 week campaign.

Remember that every donor (of any amount, large or small) will be invited to our exclusive supporters event on-site on World Rivers Day in September, and recognised on permanent signage that will overlook Walker Swamp at the conclusion of the campaign.

Oh, and to give you a taste of what the project is all about – we hope you like our new campaign video (with special thanks to Ockert Le Rous, Alan Richardson, Bryan Haywood and Lachlan Farrington for donating their time, imagery and ideas to the creative process that led to this ‘in-house’ production)… Enjoy!

Mark Bachmann