Time and location
23 Sept 2021, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm AEST
Mungalla Wetlands, Forrest Beach Rd via Ingham QLD, Forrest Beach QLD 4850, Australia
About the event
Birdlife Townsville has extended an invitation to BLNQ members to join them on this visit to Mungalla Wetlands near Ingham.
Cost is $35 per person and includes morning tea and lunch. For more information please contact Wal by email email@example.com
In 1999 the Nywaigi people, through the Nywaigi Aboriginal Land Corporation, purchased Mungalla Station, an 880 Ha cattle property that represents a small part of their ancestral lands and waters. Sitting adjacent to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef lagoon and the IUCN-listed Halifax Bay Wetlands National Park, Mungalla is an enchanted bit of country.
Once the Nywaigi were back on that country though, they found there were some issues. Unfortunately, in the years before the Nywaigi took back control of Mungalla, the wetlands on the station had become degraded by weed invasion, agricultural run-off and modifications that were made to the natural water flows in the area.
The Nywaigi are looking to turn the condition of the station around and restore Mungalla to a state that meets the cultural, environmental and financial needs of the Nywaigi owners and the broader community. To this end they have developed the Mungalla Wetlands Management Strategy.
Read about the Station and its amazing recovery here.