The inspiring story of how a community group created a wetland from an environmental wasteland.
This photo-history tells the inspiring story of how a group of volunteers converted an extensive willow-infested wasteland into a thriving Blue Mountains wetland filled with native Australian vegetation, frogs and birds.
This project could be used as a case study for other volunteer-based groups to follow.
It details the step-by-step process over fourteen years of how the group: tackled a project that seemed beyond their capabilities, used “learning by doing” as their guiding principle and monitored and documented their work scientifically.
It shows that it is possible for a group of committed volunteers to achieve landscape-scale transformation of degraded lands, given critical mass, longevity, support from their local government and the ability to obtain grant funding to employ specialist contractors when required.
106 pages; 89 photos; contents page; bibliography.
Greater Sydney Landcare Network Inc have published the book and it is available here in the following formats.
Download a digital reader for ePub format from Adobe
Or listen to an interview with author Alan Lane here