This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #13: Mt Burr Swamp special update one week from settlement, plus platypus and malleefowl stories!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #13:
Mt Burr Swamp special update one week from settlement, plus platypus and malleefowl stories!

Mt Burr Swamp update – the latest figures, one week until settlement

What a great week for Mt Burr Swamp, with over $13,000 of donations received since Monday! So far, 87 incredibly generous people and groups from within the region, around Australia, and (in some cases) even around the world have chipped in.

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Early works in place to get Mt Burr Swamp off to a flying start…

Thanks to the fantastic help of volunteers from the Millicent Field Naturalists Society and the support of the current owners, a few weeks ago NGT installed a temporary structure in the artificial channel that drains Mt Burr Swamp - in readiness for settlement. This might not be the biggest...

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BEFORE: The Mt Burr Swamp artificial drain.
AFTER: A few hours later, the temporary structure is ready to start holding back water for the first time in decades!

Mt Burr Swamp media – hear from James Darling, David Baker-Gabb, Damien Cook and more!

Over the past month, we've had some great conversations on the ABC South East mornings program each Wednesday - learning a great deal about our regional biodiversity from some highly respected supporters of the proposed restoration project at Mt Burr Swamp. In this previous post, we revisited the...

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Mt Burr Swamp media: article in the Spring 2016 Edition of "From the Ground Up"

Grampians Platypus sighting gains lots of interest

After the recent post about a Platypus sighting, we received some fantastic feedback from our newsletter subscribers. Ryan Duffy from Parks Victoria said the sighting caused a bit of a excitement in their Grampians office, because the only official records and recent sightings from within the National Park...

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Platypus recorded on video in the drain between Walker and Gooseneck Swamps, Grampians National Park.

Malleefowl mounds on the rise in the South East

Monitoring of Malleefowl mounds is about to commence at 6 sites in the South East of South Australia. Monitoring sites occur over the entire birds range including other parts of South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Monitoring is conducted annually in an...

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An active mallefowl nest near Salt Creek. Photographer Dianne Haywood

Cross Border
The significance of wetlands

To mark the finale of our Mount Burr Swamp campaign we have invited 21 artists from across our region to respond to the significance of wetlands. It's shaping up to be an amazing exhibition showcasing some of the regions finest artists and an achievement NGT is proud to share. Come along and help us celebrate in this one night only event. Thanks to Joann Fife for allowing us the use of her beautiful studio.

See the poster below for details.


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