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Protecting nature: a walk and talk in Tootgarook Swamp

12 October 2019 from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Trust for Nature’s ever popular Spring into Nature series is back for 2019 and the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is excited to be teaming up with them, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Boneo Park to offer the public a tour of Tootgarook Swamp and the Moonah Woodlands of Boneo Park, a covenanted property on the Mornington Peninsula

Tootgarook Swamp/Wetland is the largest groundwater-dependent ecosystem and freshwater marsh in the region and is identified as a priority area under the Melbourne Water Healthy Waterways Strategy and Port Phillip and Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy.  It is home to a number of endangered species, including the Australasian Bittern.

This event is an opportunity to understand how to protect properties like this now and for the future. Participants will be able to walk around and hear from local experts about the local plants and animals. The site is home to a diverse range of plants and animals and if you’re interested in birds and wetlands don’t forget to bring your camera.

Free event, all welcome. Click here to register.

Event schedule

  • 12.00pm: arrival and registration
  • 12:15pm: introduction
  • 12:30pm guided walk through Tootgarook Swamp and the Moonah Woodlands
  • 1:45pm: Coffee at the Boneo Park restaurant
  • 2:30 pm: finish

What to bring/wear

Dress appropriately for a bush walk. Sturdy shoes, water bottle, raincoat/sunscreen, camera.

More information

Contact Ben Cullen from Trust for Nature on 0407 044 821 or benc@tfn.org.au

About Spring Into Nature

Trust for Nature’s Spring into Nature is your open day guide to exploring private conservation properties across Victoria. There’s nothing like peering over the fence to see what’s going on and how conservation is done somewhere else. Spring into Nature with them at privately protected areas across the state from September to October 2019. Discover the beauty of our state’s natural heritage, learn about the conservation efforts of private landholders, and find out how you can help protect nature on private land.

Learn more at www.trustfornature.org.au/events/spring-into-nature-2019


12 October 2019
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Boneo Park
312 Boneo Road
Boneo, Victoria 3939 Australia
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