World Wetlands Day 2023

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Have you visited one of our incredible wetlands recently? In recognition of World Wetlands Day on 2 February the Limestone Coast Landscape Board is inviting you to celebrate by getting out to see the diverse wetlands in our region. Not sure which ones to visit? The LC Landscape Board has a list of 12 wetlands to visit during 2023.

The list showcases a diversity of wetland types, such as the iconic Piccaninnie Ponds and Coorong National Park. The challenge is to visit all these wetlands in 2023! It is a great opportunity to get out and visit some places in your own backyard.

This year’s theme of ‘Wetland Restoration’ is more important than ever as the wetland extent declines due to drainage, increased water use and a changing climate.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Wetland Restoration Ecologist, Dr Emma Maxwell said “Wetlands play a vital role in our ecosystems. Some of these wetlands are permanently, temporarily or only occasionally covered in water. Regardless of the type of wetland, they all play a role in the ecosystem. They are biodiversity strongholds, are important for aquifer recharge, nutrient cycling, water purification and support pollinators and insect predators, which all benefits primary production.”

“Keeping stock out of wetlands through fencing, revegetating wetland edges with local native plants, avoiding use of pesticides near wetlands and cleaning up rubbish are all ways people can help.”

“Even puddles in paddocks are important wetlands in our region.”

To discuss wetland restoration on your property call Emma on 8429 7550.

To view the list of wetlands to visit in the Limestone Coast click here

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