The project is built around a partnership between five key organisations, Bug Blitz Trust, Field and Game Australia, Hugh Williamson Foundation, Watermark Inc. and us. It aims to inspire and be inspired by the local community by restoring the values of the historic wetland. It is a unique partnership between hunters, conservationists and government which aspires to develop the Heart Morass Wetland as an icon. This is achieved by enhancing biodiversity, water quality and recreational and social values within the Heart Morass and through its contribution towards the health of the Gippsland Lakes.
A community project has developed to support the purchase of over 1,000 hectares of the wetland area and undertake one of the largest restoration projects in Australia on private land.
During the dry summer of 2006/07, we collected information for the Heart Morass restoration plan. This was the beginning of a new era of management for the western Heart Morass.