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Nature Glenelg Trust wetland restoration tour

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Mount Burr Swamp (near Mt Gambier, SA) and Walker Swamp (near Dunkeld, Vic.)

SA

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The Nature Glenelg Trust wetland restoration tour offers conference delegates the chance to see two of NGT’s restoration reserves and wetland projects up close. The tour itinerary has been designed to suit delegates returning to Melbourne, however all delegates are welcome and encouraged to attend. Attendees will learn about:

  • How we purchased the properties

  • How we go about restoration planning

  • Funding and implementing restoration works

  • Technical aspects of wetland restoration

  • Monitoring biotic and abiotic responses, including threatened species

  • Overcoming the challenges of restoration projects in fragmented landscapes

  • Transitioning land from production to conservation

  • Community involvement in the projects

  • What comes next…

Overall, this is a rare opportunity to spend two days in a small, intimate group with NGT ecologists, on-site at two of south-eastern Australia’s most recent wetland restoration project areas.

Cost covers;

  • transport, in NGT vehicles, from Mt Gambier airport to Mt Burr Swamp, Dunkeld, Walker Swamp and finally Ararat train station; and

  • overnight accomodation in Dunkeld on Friday 11th October.

NGT offers three student places on the tour free of charge. Students will be provided free travel from Adelaide to Mt Gambier in NGT vehicles and accomodation in Mt Gambier (Thursday 10th October) and Dunkeld (Friday 11th October). Free return travel to Adelaide by car is also available for students if required.

In addition to the ticket, costs to be borne by paying delegates include:

  • Flights from Adelaide to Mt Gambier with Regional Express (if applicable - the 8.45 am flight can be purchased for $128 if booked early).

  • Train ticket from Ararat to Melbourne (if applicable).

Costs for all delegates, including students:

  • Costs of all meals, which will be purchased as we go.

Itinerary:

Thursday 10th Oct:

  • After conference, students travel to Mt Gambier in car(s) with NGT

Friday 11th Oct:

  • Up to 9 paying delegates fly from Adelaide to Mt Gambier, on the 8:45 am flight.

  • Tour of Mt Burr Swamp Restoration Reserve.

  • Travel to Dunkeld, with possibility of looking at a couple of other sites on the way.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Dunkeld.

Sat 12th Oct:

  • Breakfast in Dunkeld.

  • Tour of Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve.

  • Those travelling to Melbourne, travel to Ararat, to catch 4:10 pm train.

  • Those returning to Adelaide, option to return in NGT car.

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Date and Time

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Mount Burr Swamp (near Mt Gambier, SA) and Walker Swamp (near Dunkeld, Vic.)

SA

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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