Latest media releases
The Winton Wetlands Art Tank, by Guido Van Helten, is one of 74 painted water towers throughout rural Australia and one of the most photographed locations at the Winton Wetlands site. The Art Tank is now featured in Australia Post’s latest stamp issue – Water Tower Art, released on 7 September 2020.
Ephemeral wetlands, like Winton Wetlands, dry and fill in a natural cycle following rainfall in the catchments of the creeks which feed the wetlands. The drying phase, now passed, was very important to the wetland ecosystem.
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Throughout January, $1 from every coffee sold will go towards the Wildlife Victoria Bushfire Appeal.
A win for regional tourism and the Kelly story.
Australia’s biggest frog count!
The Winton Wetlands ecology team have been carrying out regular surveys to determine the current kangaroo populations.
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World Biodiversity Day was recently celebrated and is in perfect timing with the recent discovery of evidence of increasing biodiversity at Winton Wetlands.
The Friends of Winton Wetlands recently organised a ‘Wildlife Rescue info with Clean Up Day’ event which delivered information and knowledge on how to help injured wildlife, presented by Shirley Steegstra from Benalla Wildlife Rescue. An active effort to clean up the Winton Wetlands site was also a part of the day.
In these drying times it can be difficult to see that wetland sites, like Winton Wetlands, provide vital, productive environments.
Through the ‘That’s One Giant Leap’ project, funded by the Victorian State Government, the Friends of Winton Wetlands have been able to involve the community in very meaningful and innovative restoration activities at Winton Wetlands.
Winton Wetlands & Friends of Winton Wetlands are creating ‘fish hotels’ to restore aquatic habitat for threatened fish species such as the iconic Murray Cod. Read more
Frogs are a vital part of our ecosystem and are great indicators of the success of our restoration efforts. Frogs add to our biodiversity and are an important part of the food chain for birds, snakes and fish. Read more
Winton Wetlands is fortunate to play host to some interesting ‘heroes in half-shells’ including the Eastern Long-necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis) and Murray River turtle (Emydura macquarii). Turtles love to use the edges of the Wetland’s swamps for laying eggs and are known to travel between expanses of water which provide their food resources. Read more