Reflecting on a 15 year restoration journey at Piccaninnie Ponds
After all the talks I have given over the years in various places (e.g. Mt Gambier, Adelaide, Portland, Hamilton, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Wellington (NZ) – to name a few!) about Piccaninnie Ponds, last year I was approached and asked to provide an overview of the restoration story for Piccaninnie Ponds, to appear as a feature article in the journal Ecological Management and Restoration.
It isn’t often you get to look back, reflect and fully summarise a long-term environmental project, so for me putting the story on paper like this (up to this point in time) is a significant moment in what has been a long and thoroughly rewarding journey – a journey that has brought me into contact with so many wonderful, committed people.