Swamps and Schooners: Documentary Launch in Bathurst

A DOCUMENTARY showcasing the rehabilitation of one of the region’s last intact swampy meadow wetland systems will be launched this Tuesday.

Tucked within the Neville State Forest south of Blayney, the wetland – which was listed an endangered ecological Community and was under threat of being drained – has had extensive works done to stabilise the creek downstream to stop erosion moving upstream. 

Environment and Waterways Alliance project support officer Mick Callan said the documentary will showcase the project and work being undertaken in the region to protect wetlands.

“Everyone’s welcome to the free launch, it will be a great way to learn more about these types of projects that are happening in our community,” he said. 

“We encourage people to pop in after work and see some of the results – the documentary includes some stunning vision of our wetland areas as well.”

The project iss a partnership of Central West Councils Environment and Waterways Alliance, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Neville and Region Landcare, Skillset Environment Land Works, Cowra Council and Forestry Corporation NSW.

It was made possible by the Australian Government through National Landcare Program funding.

The launch is at Two Heads Brewery from 5-7pm on Tuesday, January 16 with finger food provided.