WORK on the preservation of the Sapphire Gemfields Wetlands is under way with a clean-up of the area planned soon.
A meeting at Roy Day Park late last year attracted interested community members keen to see the wetlands turned into an attraction for residents and visitors to the region while preserving the wetlands' environmental needs and values.
Central Highlands Regional Resources Use Planning Co-operative partnered with Central Highlands Regional Council to work with concerned residents in determining the future of the area.
In order to appreciate the area's beauty, those attending the meeting were taken on a walking tour of the wetlands,.
The focus is on cleaning the wetlands of rubbish and a working bee will be held soon.
The wetland is about 17ha in size when full of water and is located within 34.5ha of fenced reserve for Natural Resource Management Purposes, under CHRC trusteeship. The larger area provides protection to the fringing vegetation surrounding the wetland and provides scope for walking trails. The reserve is adjacent to Roy Day Park.
Volunteers are being sought to lend a helping hand at a clean-up working bee. Anyone interested can phone Brian and Evelyn Robinson on 4985 4125.
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