Walker Swamp update – as we await the rains, help us reach our fundraising target in 2019!

The restoration of Walker Swamp began just over a year ago, when NGT purchased 500 acres (200 hectares) encompassing the former swamp and adjacent red gum woodlands.

Since then we’ve continued to work, and fundraise, to double the restoration area to 1000 acres (400 hectares); linking the main swamp with the Wannon River floodplain and Grampians National Park. This time last year we had raised just over two-thirds of the outstanding amount on the land purchase costs via generous community donations. In 2019, we hope to clear the last of the land purchase debt, which is now under $50,000.

and the live tally is…


Greg has had a big year managing all the on-site restoration works, and with the major tasks now completed, we eagerly await the winter rains to arrive and fill the floodplain and wetlands; and for the water to sit, without being rapidly drained away, for the first time in decades.

Walker Swamp is a major community success story – and you can be part of that story!

We will celebrate this year’s achievements at Walker Swamp on World Rivers Day, Sunday 29th of September 2019, with our community of supporters. All our 2018 supporters will be invited back to see the progress since last year, and we are excited for new 2019 supporters to join the Walker Swamp community at this exclusive event.

To support the Walker Swamp project, and reserve your invitation, please consider making a tax deductible donation via this link:

All donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible, and those received before June 30th 2019 can be claimed in your 2018/19 tax return.

For more information or assistance please email or call Toni Haywood in the NGT regional office on 0438 268 114.

The NGT Crew at Walker Swamp – December 2018. Photo: Ben Taylor

Mark Bachmann