This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #10: Mt Burr Swamp campaign up and running, restored wetlands of the southern Grampians, threatened fish and more!
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NGT Newsletter #9: Mt Burr Swamp campaign up and running, restored wetlands of the southern Grampians, threatened fish update and more!

The fundraising counter for Mt Burr Swamp is now live!

One week into the fundraising campaign to bring back Mt Burr Swamp and we are off to a great start, but still have a long way to go. I am sure the obvious question everyone is wondering is: "so how is the tally looking?" With our live counter...

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Update on southern Grampians restored wetlands – the flows have arrived!

Last week I took the opportunity to check back in on some of the restoration sites we have been working on around the southern Grampians, and I have some good news! Let's start the journey a bit further east, and up the Bunnugal drain, to one...

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Gooseneck Swamp, Grampians NP in August 2016. This wetland was permanently restored by NGT over the summer of 2014/15, after a restoration trial first commenced in 2013.

Australasian Bittern – threatened species of the week from Mt Burr Swamp

First up in our review of threatened species that will benefit from the restoration project at Mt Burr Swamp, is the Australasian Bittern. For anyone who hasn't heard of "Robbie the Bittern" - Robbie is the legendary wetland bird who last year put both the previously mysterious Australasian...

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The mysterious “Bunyip Bird” – the Australasian Bittern in flight.   
Photograph by Damien Cook

Monitoring variegated pygmy perch populations in the South East

This year, I’ve spent some time kayaking the crystal clear waters of Eight Mile Creek and other unique karst spring systems in search of the Ewens (or variegated) pygmy perch. This species has an incredibly small range, occurring only in Eight Mile Creek (including Ewens...

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Variegated pygmy perch caught from Eight Mile Creek

Mt Burr Swamp media wrap: Week 1

Week 1 of the fundraising campaign was huge, thanks to the support of our regional media! As well as kicking things off on the NGT website and email newsletter, the project: was discussed on local ABC Radio at 9:30am on Wednesday the 24th August with mornings presenter...

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Glenelg River Information Night a big success!

Earlier this month, we were excited to host a Glenelg River Information Night at the Nelson Hotel. The night was a great way of providing community members with an update on a number of our regional projects, all of which involve significant involvement from the...

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Local publican with his 123 cm mulloway caught from the Glenelg River in November 2015. The otolith section reveals the fish to be just 10 years of age!

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