This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #14: Mt Burr Swamp - stunning early restoration results & countdown to settlement, school holiday seedball workshop for kids, OBP update and more!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #14:
Mt Burr Swamp - stunning early restoration results & countdown to settlement, school holiday seedball workshop for kids, OBP update and more!

Mt Burr Swamp fundraising update –
with settlement only a few days away, the countdown is on!

We've been counting down to settlement day (Friday the 30th of September) for the past several weeks and now there is only a few days to go! At the time of writing, we've had over 100 donations and almost reached $65,000 in community funding - which puts a massive dent...

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Early restoration works at Mt Burr Swamp a huge success… and the Growling Grass Frogs agree!

We are only a few days away from settlement, so it's time to give you a proper, visual sense of what this project is all about...

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The nationally vulnerable Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis - photo courtesy of Nick Clemann) has literally just been recorded calling at Mt Burr Swamp for the first time! Click the link above the see/hear the footage...

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Mt Burr Swamp celebration on Sunday the 9th of October

To assist with our planning for the celebration day on Sunday 9th October, bookings are essential. Please RVSP 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, so that we can provide...

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School holiday fun!
Seedballs for kids: 13th October – Book your place today

You may remember from previous blogs that we have been experimenting with the use of seedballs in revegetation this year. Now we're going to let the kids have a go! During the upcoming SA school holidays, we'll be running a workshop aimed at primary...

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A great school holiday activity - seedballs for kids!

Talking and sculpting Freshwater Burrowing Crays at the Portland District Environmental Workshop

On the 9th of September, Lachie Farrington and I were fortunate to attend the Portland and District Environmental Workshop, as part of the 'Kids Teaching Kids' program. A key aim of the program is to inspire future environmental leaders, and it was great to meet so many...

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Lachie talking with students about Freshwater Burrowing Crayfish at the Portland District Environmental Workshop

Far south-west Orange-bellied Parrot update September 2016: Birds arrive in Tasmania!

Earlier this month I travelled east to visit some coastal landscapes along the Shipwreck Coast. I was fortunate to meet with the Princetown Landcare Group, and scope some potential habitat areas of the estuary of the Gellibrand River. The Princetown Landcare Group are involved in...

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The estuarine wetland of the Gellibrand River, Princetown.

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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