The Urrbrae Wetlands were built in 1997 as part of a local government strategy to mitigate floods. Since then, they've become an outstanding example of how to create a 'natural' wetland system in the heart of Adelaide's near south-eastern suburbs. Plenty of people drive past them every day on busy Cross Road and an open day is the perfect time to step inside and experience them fully.
So to celebrate and as a part of National Science Week, Urrbrae Wetland is inviting everyone to come to their free open day and experience some of the science behind their man-made urban wetland.
There'll be heaps of interactive workshops hosted by Urrbrae Agricultural High School students. They'll focus on the amazing variety of life now abundant in the new natural environment and talk about environmental sustainability.
The open day is a public event and is hosted by Urrbrae Wetland and Learning Centre and Urrbrae Agricultural High School. It's on Sunday, 11 August 2019 from 10am until 4pm. Come along and learn about some environmental best practice and experience these normally exclusive wetlands.
You might be allowed to walk around it during the day on your own. We had a mechanical problem a few years ago and stopped neat there. The gates were open. There was a staff member in the office. We knew we had a long wait for RAA to arrive and we needed to use a toilet.