Walker Swamp campaign update – one month down, and we’re a third of the way there!

We’re now 4 weeks into our 12 week campaign to raise the short-fall in funds for land purchase costs at Walker Swamp, and thanks to the incredible generosity of theĀ individuals, families and community groups responsible for the 64 donations received so far, we’re now over a third of the way towards our target!

At the time of writing the tally is up to a very respectable total of $52,660, but we still have a way to go yet.

and the live tally is…



In the last update, we explained that NGT has successfully secured the grant funding we require to be able to confidently proceed with the on-ground actions required to establish the site as a private nature reserve and commence restoration works on the property.

This new article from Greg Kerr begins to explain how that process has already started on the ground.

All this means that if we can cover the remaining shortfall on the land purchase costs, which is now under $100,000, then this project is in excellent shape to power ahead over the next few years!

So, if you’d like to be part of this project too, and have the chance to join us for our exclusive event on-site in September and be recognised as a project supporter on permanent signage (to be installed on the bird observation tower at the conclusion of the campaign), then why not chip in today?

Any donation over $2 (which is tax-deductible) is all that it takes!

PS – if you have already donated by direct EFT and not told us by email (or received a receipt), please get in touch… Because some banks don’t provide us with the name of the person who made the deposit, we have received two donations from before the end of June that we can’t yet match up!

Looking across Walker Swamp (which is just starting to fill with water from local rainfall) to Mt Abrupt in the Grampians National Park – June 2018. Photo by Greg Kerr.

Mark Bachmann