World Wetlands Day — 2 February 2013
Wetlands take care of water
The Australian Government produces a web-based Calendar of Events for World Wetlands Day each year. If you have a World Wetlands Day activity that you would like advertised before 2 February, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Activities||A carp muster to take care of our water|
|Organisation||Goulbourn Broken Catchment Management Authority|
|Contact||Email email@example.com or call 03 5820 1100|
|Booking/registration||Register on the day|
|Time, Date and Location||5-8pm
Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton
Wetlands Wander at Coolart
|Activities||A talk & walk around the wetlands with a Ranger|
|Contact||Brian Thomas - Phone: 03 5931 4000|
|Time, Date and Location||10am-12 Noon, Saturday 2nd February 2013
Coolart Wetlands & Homestead
Lord Somers Road, SOMERS Victoria 3927
Melway Ref: 193 J9
|Further information||Experience the beauty, and learn about the rise and fall of wetlands. Bring along a picnic lunch to enjoy in the grounds afterwards.|
Tootgarook World Wetlands Day
|Activities||Come join us on world wetlands day to learn how you can help Tootgarook swamp. The Connies will be there to share cards and stories as well as local environmental groups with stalls and activities for children. There will be guided walks around the wetland reserve. Stay and bring a picnic lunch.|
|Organisation||Friends of Tootgarook Wetland Reserve and Animalia Wildlife Shelter, Southern Peninsula Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association (SPIFFA)|
|Contact||Craig Thomson, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0450 675 856|
|Time, Date and Location||10am-2pm, Saturday 2nd February 2013
Wetlands Reserve Truemans Road Sportsground
(Melways Reference 169 E6)
Winton Wetlands 'Canoes, Cycling & Craft' morning
|Activities||Canoe and cycling tours through the wetlands, a mobile rock climbing wall, colouring competition, craft activities and Water Watch workshops.|
|Contact||Brooke Ross, Marketing Communications 0423 824 600|
|Time, Date and Location||9am-12 Noon, Saturday 2nd February 2013
Winton Wetlands, Lake Mokoan, North Victoria 3673
Join the experienced team from Auscamp for a cycle through the wetland reserve or tackle their monstrous mobile rock climbing wall. Looking for something a bit cooler to do? Why not connect with the Auscamp instructors down by the water's edge for a quick lesson in water safety before taking a peaceful paddle through the wetlands on one of their canoes or sea kayaks.
If you have small children or are looking to take things a little easier in the shade, why not engage in a wetlands inspired craft workshop or link up with the crew from Water Watch where you will catch and learn about macro invertebrates and the importance of a healthy waterway. Please feel free to bring a sample of water from home to compare!
The Committee of Management will also be running a World Wetlands Day colouring competition. Entry is open to children in 3 age groups 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years of age. Entry forms can be picked up from and returned to either Coles or Woolworths Benalla, Coles or Safeway Wangaratta or the Winton Wetlands office at 89 Sydney Rd Benalla. Prizes will be awarded to the best 3 entries in each age group when the competition ends on Thursday 21st February. Please refer to the website for terms and conditions.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the morning on February 2nd and Committee of Management members and project staff will be on hand should you have any project related questions. For further information please phone: 5761 1549.
Cycling tours will depart from two locations and travel through the Wetlands Reserve visiting some historical sites and look outs. Tour times are as follows and are limited to twelve unless private bicycles are brought along and used. A shuttle bus will ferry people from the Yacht Club to each starting point.
9.00am for a 9.15am start - departs Boggy Bridge Rd ending at Ashmeads Swamp/Gould Rd
Canoe tours will depart from the Yacht Club Foreshore. Times are as follows and are limited to twelve unless private canoes/kayaks are brought along and used.
9.15am start - Departs the Winton Wetlands Yacht Club Foreshore
|Activities||The release of a postcard (PDF 4,943 KB) highlighting the North Central Catchment Management Authority's commitment to protecting and enhancing wetlands.|
|Organisation||North Central Catchment Management Authority|
|Contact||Email email@example.com or call 03 5448 7124|
|Time, Date and Location||N/A|
|Further information||North Central Catchment Management Authority|