This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #15: Mt Burr Swamp - celebrating a great achievement for our regional community
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #15:
Mt Burr Swamp - celebrating a great achievement for our regional community

Mount Burr Swamp update: settlement occurred last Friday!

It has been quite a journey over the past 6 weeks (not to mention the four and a half years before that!), but thanks to the incredible support of a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations, the purchase of Mt Burr Swamp by Nature Glenelg Trust...

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Last chance to register to attend the Mt Burr Swamp celebration on Sunday the 9th of October

The Mt Burr Swamp celebration will be a family day with wetland talks, bird watching, waterbugs for kids, an art exhibition, music and a free BBQ lunch.

Date: Sunday the 9th of October, 2016

Attendance is free, but bookings are essential.

To assist with our planning and catering, please RSVP by calling Jess or Rose on 08 8797 8596, or email

We’ll ask you to provide your contact details and the number in your group, along with any dietary requirements. Specific event details will be provided later this week, to enable us to plan for the weather forecast.

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CrossBorder – an arts exhibition celebrating the significance of wetlands – this Friday, 7th October

As the Mount Burr Swamp campaign approaches its finale, Nature Glenelg Trust and 21 artists from both sides of the South Australian / Victorian border have teamed up to present an Art exhibition, CrossBorder – The Significance of Wetlands.

This one night only event highlights...

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Artworks that will be on display (and for sale) include:
Top Left: Little galaxias tea cosie – by Trevor Smith;
Top right: We’re all in this together (detail) – by Bianca Richardson
Bottom: Sword Grass Brown Butterfly - by Megan Nicolson

Our fantastic volunteer Gordon Page prepares the Mt Burr Swamp wool-shed for its new purpose

Community support towards the project at Mt Burr Swamp has taken a few different forms, including the practical...

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The link between drains, wetland restoration and native freshwater fish conservation

In last week's radio interview on ABC South East, after a general Mt Burr Swamp update, NGT's Nick Whiterod joined in the progressive conversation to talk about native freshwater fish in the South East. This gave us an opportunity to explain...

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Little Galaxias (Photo by Michael Hammer)

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