Weekend wetlands fun at Murray Bridge

Date posted: 10 April 2013

A carp fishing competition, kayaking as well as interactive fish, frog and waterbug workshops are some of the expected highlights of next week’s 2013 Riverglades Wild Wetlands Day.

There will also be guided nature and bird walks, a host of displays, showbags and giveaways.

The free event on Saturday April 20 aims to share the magic of the Riverglades Wetlands at Murray Bridge with locals and visitors.

It’s only the second time the biennial event, to run from 10am to 3pm, has been held.

Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin’s Wetlands Project Officer, Melissa Tucker, says it’s a great chance to explore an iconic local spot, with the 2011 event proving popular.

“This free event offers something for people of all ages to enjoy and get involved in – it would be wonderful to see lots of people head out with families and friends to the wetlands to enjoy the day,” she said.

“There’s a host of activities planned, including carp fishing for the first time.”

Melissa says visitors will have the chance to view the wetlands’ thriving population of birds, fish, amphibians and native plants.

“It really is an ideal time to experience the wetlands with lots of flora and fauna about following some healthy flows,” she said.

“And it’s fantastic to be able to take part in guided bird and fish watching activities – for those who like a bit of action there’ll be kayaking tours of the wetlands which will give people a very close-up look at the wetlands and its wildlife.”

The event will be held on the eastern side of the river, at the corner of Murray and Tooma drives. A free barbecue will be available from midday.

The exciting community event is a joint venture between Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin, Riverglades Community Wetland Inc, Eastern Hills and Murray Plains Catchment Group, Mid-Murray Local Action Planning, Nature Glenelg Trust and Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning.

For more information contact Melissa on (08) 8532 9100.

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