New discussion paper from the Nature Glenelg Trust
18th March 2019
Advocating for the restoration of Herne’s Swamp, Wallan.
This restoration would be a central feature of the proposed Wallan Wallan Regional Park.
Read the discussion paper here: Restoration vision for the Wallan Wallan wetlands, including Herne Swamp.
The Trust works on wetland restoration and management and threatened species research and recovery.
The Friends of Merri Creek, along with the Merri Creek Management Committee and Wallan Environment Group have long advocated for the park, and as development pressure increases to the north of Melbourne, a committment to Hernes Swamp is vital to give the project the best chance of success.
The paper covers the history and ecology of the swamp, opportunities presented and the benefits of creating the wetland and all that it can offer.
“Allowing Herne Swamp to function naturally again will have a wide range of catchment and environmental benefits. A functioning wetland ecosystem not only triggers the natural recovery of biodiversity values, but also literally ‘cleans up’ the water on its way through, so the quality of water entering Merri Creek downstream will be significantly improved.”
The state government has committed to a feasability study for the Wallan Regional Park.