Putta Bucca Wetlands are in Good Hands!

Published 21st July 2023. Written by Maddison O’Brien

On Saturday, July 15th, a band of enthusiastic volunteers descended upon the scenic Putta Bucca wetlands, igniting a spirited and joyous “Blitz!” This event marked the beginning of an extraordinary journey for the newly formed Putta Bucca Landcarers. With determination, they set out to nurture and improve the rich tapestry of vegetation and valuable habitat that the wetlands have to offer.

But first, let’s rewind and uncover the captivating story behind Putta Bucca wetlands. Once an abandoned quarry and a forsaken dumping ground, this location has undergone a miraculous transformation, all thanks to the shared vision of passionate volunteers and the benevolent support of the Council. Since 2011, the once desolate land has blossomed into a public reserve that continues to evolve and improve with every passing year.

At present, the wetlands stand as a testament to the power of community-driven conservation efforts. Its vibrant ecosystem hosts a dazzling array of native birds, making it a true wetland paradise. However, the Putta Bucca Landcarers have set their sights on elevating the wetlands to new heights.

During their very first Blitz, the volunteers diligently toiled in a small yet significant section of the wetlands. Armed with dedication and shovels, they uprooted invasive weeds that threatened the delicate balance of the ecosystem. Dead shrubs were given new life through their skilled hands, and a generous layer of mulch was gently spread to nourish the earth beneath. Throughout the day a transformation was made and after many an enriching conversation was shared the volunteers stepped back to admire their work.

Now, the Putta Bucca Landcarers beckon you to join their merry band of habitat restorers. Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or just a nature enthusiast with a green thumb, there’s a place for everyone in this vibrant collective. By getting involved, you’ll not only contribute to the well-being of the wetlands but also make lifelong friends and forge unforgettable memories in the process.

You might wonder what’s in it for you, apart from the satisfaction of making a positive impact. Well, imagine the delight of spotting a rare bird species fluttering amidst the foliage you helped nurture. Picture yourself strolling along meandering pathways surrounded by a kaleidoscope of native flora. Embrace the feeling of accomplishment as you witness the wetlands thrive, knowing that your efforts played a pivotal role in its transformation.

So, if you find yourself yearning to connect with nature and give back to the community, the Putta Bucca Landcarers why not get involved. Join in on the fun and participate in their marvelous plans. Contact info@watershedlandcare.com.au to join in.