Released 01/02/2019

Canberrans of all ages are invited to a community open day at Jerrabomberra Wetlands this Saturday (2 February) to celebrate World Wetlands Day.

"The open day event, held between 4pm – 8pm, is the perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors, encounter wildlife and learn more about the important role of our wetlands," ACT Conservator Ian Walker said.

"Celebrations will include activities for the whole family including ranger and volunteer guided walks, Indigenous cultural activities, fire crew demonstrations, live music, art exhibitions, a variety of children’s activities, food, stalls and more.

Jerrabomberra Wetlands is a hidden gem only four kilometres from Canberra city centre and is one of the ACT's most valuable wetland habitat areas.

It is home to approximately 160 bird species including migratory birds like the Latham’s Snipe, as well as platypus, turtles and other wildlife.

The area also has a fascinating history as a military training site during World War 1 which people can learn about."

The open day is a community event hosted by the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust in partnership with the ACT Government.

Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds supporting the work of the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust at Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

For enquiries visit www.jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au or contact Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or lori.gould@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au.

What: World Wetlands Open Day

When: 4pm – 8pm, Saturday 2 February 2019

Where: Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

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