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Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve

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The Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve is situated in the southern Grampians region adjacent to the Grampians National Park, a short drive from the picturesque town of Dunkeld in the floodplain of the Wannon River. However, the wetland was drained decades ago in an attempt to open up the floodplain for agricultural land use, and more recently plantation forestry, which left the site in a modified state.

Thanks to a partnership between Nature Glenelg Trust (NGT), Glenelg Hopkins CMA and the Hamilton Field Naturalists Club (HFNC), the Stage 1 (northern 500 acres) at Walker Swamp was purchased in 2018 to become Nature Glenelg Trust’s first wetland reserve in Victoria. Thanks to additional community support, Stage 2 (a further 535 acres) enabled us to expand the Restoration Reserve and more than double the project area.

Over the years ahead, Walker Swamp will continue to recover and be restored to its former glory.