Walker Swamp campaign update: Two weeks down and we’re making great progress!

A partially restored Walker Swamp in 2017 – this is a taste of what we’ll be able to achieve over 1000 acres of floodplain, with your support.

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the first 36 donors to the Walker Swamp campaign, at the time of writing (heading into week 3), we’ve just passed the $27,000 mark.

With 10 weeks to go, this collective contribution by early donors means we’re really starting to make a significant dent in our $150,000 target – so a huge thank you to everyone who has chosen to get on board so far!

and the live tally is…


Given that we don’t often ask for public donations, receiving this type of support is incredibly humbling for us at NGT, so we’re really looking forward to meeting all supporters at our on-site event on World Rivers Day in September (after the conclusion of the campaign). This will be a great chance to┬áhave a proper guided look around the property, discover more about its history, see the temporary restoration trial structure in action and learn about our restoration plans (which will unfold in 2019).

All this means that if you do decide to join us and be part of this project, we have exciting times ahead!

PS – A quick reminder… if you are considering chipping in before the end of financial year (to receive a deduction immediately on your 2017/18 tax return), this week is your last chance!

All other donations received from July 1 will be eligible for a tax deduction next year (in 2018/19).

The Brolga: One of the key species that will benefit from the project. Photo by Steve Bourne

Mark Bachmann