Acid hotspot transformed into wetland paradise
The project’s success was recognised in 2015 with a prestigious Green Globe Award.
Over the past 18 months Dr William Glamore and his team of engineers have transformed over 700 hectares of degraded landscapes into functioning wetlands, including 80-hectares of new tidal wetlands. It has also elevated ground water levels above the acidic soil layer and re-inundated over 620 hectares. One of the most significant outcomes from the project was in demonstrating how acid runoff was destroying oysters and fish life downstream. This not only made headlines in the national press, but was also a key trigger in getting the local community involved so that on-ground restoration works could get underway.
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