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Wetlands are a progressive wonder

Wangaratta Chronicle – 2nd February 2022

WORLD Wetlands Day is today and a call to take action for wetlands is the focus of this year‘s global campaign.

It‘s an appeal to invest financial, human and political capital to save the world‘s wetlands from disappearing and to restore those we have degraded.

With Winton Wetlands right in our own backyard, this is something that has been carried out since 2010 under a project to rejuvenate habitat and reintroduce native wildlife to the area.

Wangaratta residents have the opportunity to visit the natural wonder and take in the wildlife and plant species unique to the location.

Today‘s article on Winton Wetlands informs readers that it is entering a critical phase of projects to save native turtle populations, bring back native frogs and create a place for more native birds to live in.

It‘s greatly important that all the animals that depend on the natural habitat of the wetlands, thrive well into the future.

The Winton Wetlands Project is one of the world‘s most significant environmental, social and economic renewal projects, whether measured by its environmental ambitions, its social and cultural significance, or its sheer scale.

Since the controversial decommissioning of Lake Mokoan in the 2000s, the Winton Wetlands committee of management has been charged with the restoration of the site.

This has included rebuilding the ecological integrity and reintroducing threatened species.

The next time you‘re looking for something to do, drop into Winton Wetlands Information Centre and take a tour of our natural asset.