Winton Wetlands, the most ambitious wetland restoration project in the southern hemisphere, is set to go fully WILD for a week from November 20-25.
Winton Wetlands Wild Week is an event planned as a week-long celebration of the milestone achievements of 2023 and acknowledgment of the efforts of supporters and partner organisations over the past year and beyond to make it all happen.
Winton Wetlands Wild Week will feature:
- A public open day on Saturday 25 November including a hot air balloon flight, demonstration of a heavy-duty aerial plant seeding drone in action, special walks and talks on aspects of ecology and culture on the wetlands, demonstrations, food vans, kids’ competition and other attractions
- An official naming and opening of the wetlands’ new education centre building at a special VIP event on Friday 25 November
- An outdoor arts and gardening event – Our Village Garden – to be staged with children participating from local schools, from Tuesday 21 through to Friday 24 November, in association with the Village Festival community arts project. (On Saturday 25 November everyone else will also be able to participate in this wonderful arts and gardening project!)
- A chance to get up close and personal with live long neck turtles, and learn more about the fascinating Growling Grass Frogs which have recently begun their journey to return to their traditional home on the wetlands
- Display of traditional tapestry, weaving and other items honouring the special and enduring relationship of Yorta Yorta people, traditional custodians of the land
- Engaging stalls set up by organisations that collaborate with Winton Wetlands to lend their expertise in water management, ecological renewal, breeding of native species and add other scientific, professional and cultural knowledge
Posted 26 October 2023