Saving the Long Swamp

Long Swamp, 7 November 2010. Photo by Geoff Park.

Long Swamp, 7 November 2010. Photo by Geoff Park.

Trust for Nature has launched an appeal to protect the Long Swamp wetland which stretches almost 200 ha on the Moolort Plains, east of Maryborough. As the TFN site points out, it was once the jewel in the crown of the Moolort Plains wetland system, the only Deep Freshwater Marsh in the region.

There is currently a unique opportunity to restore the Long Swamp because two of the other three landowners that own land on which Swamp is located have expressed interest in selling. TFN:

This is exciting news – there is an opportunity to permanently protect more than 90% of the wetland. Funding has been sourced from government and philanthropic sources, with a brand-new major donor contributing a substantial sum Trust for Nature is now an estimated 70% of the way to having the funds to purchase and restore this unique and precious wetland. (TFN)

To find out more about the appeal and how to donate, click here.

More information about the Moolort Plains can be found in Geoff Park’s blog where there are many posts about the birdlife and natural features of these wetlands.

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