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World Wetlands Day 2020

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What are Wetlands?

Wetlands occur where water meets land. They include mangroves, peatlands and marshes, rivers and lakes, deltas, floodplains and flooded forests, rice-fields, and even coral reefs.

Why are Wetlands important?

Wetlands are among the world's most productive environments. They are cradles of biological diversity, providing the water and primary productivity upon which countless species of plants and animals depend for survival. They support high concentrations of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrate species.

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Wading birds

World Wetlands Day will be celebrated at G J Walter Park, Toondah Harbour, Cleveland on Sunday, 2nd of February, from 8am till 11:30am.

Redlands2030 Inc, BirdLife Australia, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Society are working together to celebrate World Wetlands Day at this event to raise awareness of the importance of wetlands to our plant and animal species, and to promote actions to reverse its loss.

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GJ Walter wetlands looking over to North Stradbroke Island

There will be lots of free activities to retain the interest of visitors of all ages including:

watch wader birds through long range telescopes
help paint of a large wetland-themed banner and posters
look for the local Toondah koalas
listen to live music from the band Ankor and local singer-songwriters Troy Robbins and Simon Ball.

You can even enjoy a free sausage sizzle whilst learning about the creatures that depend on the Toondah Harbour Wetlands.

G J Walter Park has barbecue facilities, picnic tables, playground equipment, bathroom facilities, and a dedicated dog park.

Don't forget to pack a hat, water, and Slip, Slop Slap!

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Why? Learn why protecting our Wetlands is so important and come and celebrate them
When: 8am till 11:30am
Where: G J Walter Park, 29 North Street, Cleveland
Cost: Free Community Event
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