Wetlands Weekender a celebration of waterways

Photo by Peel Harvey Catchment Council.
Photo by Peel Harvey Catchment Council.

PEEL residents will get the opportunity to explore one of the State’s most significant waterways with the first Wetlands Weekender to be held this October.

The mini-festival coincides with World Migratory Bird Day, running over the weekend of October 11.

The event celebrates the beautiful wildlife of the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetland.

Festival-goers are urged not to miss the weekend’s events.

There will be activities such as an art exhibition, bird watching, cultural storytelling, a citizen science event, a movie night and a wetland boat tour.

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council chairwoman Caroline Knight said the event was an excellent opportunity for the community to gain a better understanding of the wetlands.

“It’s a great opportunity to visit and get to know parts of the wetland that you may have never visited before,” she said.

“Whether it’s families looking for something to do for the last part of the school holidays, or people just looking for an interesting activity to fill their weekend, there is a large variety of activities to choose from.”

Many of the birds that come to the wetlands migrate over 12,500km and only stay for the summer before heading back.