The Urrbrae Wetland is a water quality improvement and environmental education project, established in partnership with the Patawalonga Catchment Water Management Board, Urrbrae Agricultural High School and the City of Mitcham on land gifted to the school by the late Peter Waite.
About the Wetland
The Wetland was established in 1997. Conceived initially as a means of controlling flooding in the local area, the site is now a permanent wetland. The area has been landscaped and revegetated with plants indigenous to the area and grown from locally collected seed. An impressive education centre has been built and a full time teacher provided. The area now provides excellent opportunities for students to observe and study this environment first hand.
The Friends of the Urrbrae Wetland are a group of volunteers who have been active at the Wetland almost since its establishment and play an important role in the enhancement and promotion of this valuable environmental asset.
About the Role
- Identifying and documenting native plants
- Mulching and planting
- Conducting tours of the site for interested groups eg service and social clubs, historical groups, church societies etc.
- Weeding, pruning and planting
- Holding open days for the general public
- Minor repairs
When and Where
Volunteers meet every Tuesday 9am to 12pm at the Urrbrae Wetlands, Cross Road, Netherby (next to Urrbrae Agricultural High School)