Abattoir Swamp Management Committee
In May 2021 Mitchell River Group signed a management agreement with Mareeba Shire Council to take over the ongoing management of a remnant wetland known as Abattoir Swamp.
The wetland is located on the Molloy - Mossman Road and is one of the few publicly-accessible reserves of its type in the area.
Renowned in times past as an excellent bird-watching destination, the wetland has suffered a steady decline in condition over the past decade.
Council invested in a new boardwalk to the birdhide, and was also instrumental in securing funding for a partial excavation of the lagoons in front of the hide. However, extensive work remains to bring the wetland back to its vibrant potential.
A volunteer management committee has carriage of day-to-day operations, including:
- developing a management plan
- undertaking fundraising
- improving amenities and signage, and
- coordinating routine upkeep and maintenance.
For more info, please contact:
Abattoir Swamp Convenor, Carol Iles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitchell River: email@example.com / 0407 471 565