Neighbour John Schwarz very kindly assisted in removing the subsoil heaps from the plantation site. He lent his truck and front-end loader, and gave willingly of his time until the last of the heaps were removed. Thanks John, greatly appreciated.
A very big ‘thankyou’,to friends and neighbours, John and Toni Schwarz for their ongoing support and contribution to Gurra wetlands environmental projects. John and Toni have been responsible for a very successful introduction and breeding program of native animal species (Brushtail bettongs, Rufous bettongs, Potaroos, Plains mice).
The Schwarz’s have constructed a sanctuary fence alongside a paddock which adjoins Gurra Downs. This extends the natural water frontage habitat to 1.2 km encompassing native scrub and bushland ideal for native animals. The Schwarz’s have also fenced additional land to exclude foxes and encourage a safe habitat for turtles to lay their eggs on the river banks.
Thanks to the Loxton to Bookpurnong Local Action Planning organization for contributing funds toward materials for the construction of our feral proof fence. Our native animal breeding program and sanctuary are returning very successful results since its inception in 2001. Thanks also for commissioning the survey study at the Lyrup Forest Reserve.
On behalf of Gurra Wet Pty Ltd thanks to the Natural Heritage Trust and South Australian Murray River Catchment Water Management Board for joint funding the “High Salinity Groundwater Investigations – Gurra Gurra Wetland Complex” (REM December 2002).
To Greening Australia -thankyou for assisting us to design a native revegetation plan, for growing the seedlings and overseeing the planting out. Thanks also to the GreenCorp organization for their assistance in planting out these seedlings.