23 January 2018
Wetlands are an essential part of our natural environment. They’re not only important feeding grounds and nurseries for land, marine and freshwater animals, but urban wetlands help to prevent flooding, filter waste from water and promote health and wellbeing.
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, also known as the Ramsar Convention on 2 February 1971, an international agreement promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
Some great World Wetlands Day events are happening across the region. Here are some highlights, but check with your local council and environmental groups to see if something is happening in your local area.
Melbourne Water World Weltand Day celebrations
Date: Sunday 4th Ferbaury 2018
Venue: Melbourne Water Edithvale Wetlands Educationd Centre, 278 Edithvale Rd, Chelsea Heights
Enjoy presentations, family activities, interactive displays, free wetlands resources, birdwatching and self-guided walks to discover this Ramsar-listed wetland.
City of Greater Dandenong: World Wetlands Day celebrations
Date: Saturday 10 February
Venue: Tirhatuan Park, Kriegal Way, Dandenong North
Enjoy crafts, fishing, casting-on workshops, African drumming, live animals, free indigenous plant giveaway and a free BBQ.