- Departs from:
- Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve Car park
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Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve consists of freshwater marsh, red gum woodland and grasslands. The wetland is listed as a RAMSAR site, meaning it is recognised for its international importance in the protection to the loss of wetlands. Sale Common plays an important role in the purifying of water and as flood modifiers in the region. It is now possible to see the marshes and wetlands as they once might have been.
The unique history of the Sale Common Nature Conservation Reserve can be seen as you stroll along the many kilometers of tracks and boardwalks. The interpretive signage trail highlights the importance of this area to the Gunaikurnai people, the uses of the land during early European settlement as well as present day uses including commercial harvesting of eels for eating and European carp supplied to the fertiliser industry.
The tracks and boardwalks lead you on an adventure through varying habitat from islands, reed beds and swamps. These habitats also provide a wonderful environment for a large variety of birds. These may include migratory birds from as far away as Japan.
The Billabong is an area of permanent deep water and is an ideal habitat for fish, providing birds a great feeding area.
Conservation Volunteers are holding 4 special events at Sale Common to engage with local residence and others who are interested in exploring this spectacular wetlands and want to make a positive change in the environment, we encourage all ages to come along and partake in fun family friendly activities like Bird Surveying, analysis of litter and debris and taking a walk through this significantly important nature reserve
Project Days are;
Saturday 2nd Saturday 16th
Saturday 23rd Saturday 30th
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