Mullinmur Wetlands evolving for nature

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NATURAL WONDER: Taking in the natural environment by the Ovens River at the Mullinmur Wetlands in Wangaratta on Friday were (from left) Tony Lane, Catherine McInerney, Kelvin Berr and Sarah Ning. PHOTO: Mel Guy

AN area of land off the Ovens River in Wangaratta that effectively acts as a sponge during flood events is evolving into a unique part of the city’s ecosystem.

The Mullinmur Wetland has been serving many purposes for flora, fauna, the environment and education of young people and now it has a plan to help it evolve as a key demonstration site for the area.

Wangaratta Sustainability Network (WSN), Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group (MDWWG), and North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA) launched the management plan for the site on Friday, illuminating the benefits it has to nature.

 


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