Friday, November 18, 2011

Grey-tailed Tattlers at Reef Island

A couple more new species for me, Grey-tailed Tattlers and Pacific Golden Plovers were present at Reef Island, along with Ruddy Turnstones, countless Red-necked Stints and a pair of Fairy Terns.
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Monday, November 7, 2011

Edithvale Wetlands Discovery Centre

Melbourne Water has completed construction of the new wetlands discovery centre at the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands. Funding was allocated in the State’s Water Plan to construct this new facility, following keen interest from the local community.

In designing this education centre we ensured that it complied with the site’s Ramsar Management Plan, maintaining the bird habitat and preserving the wetlands special significance. In addition to this, the centre was built to meet strict environmental and sustainability standards including installing water tanks, composting toilets, solar panels and a rain garden.

The new education centre is located in the Edithvale Wetlands, on Edithvale Road.