Leeton’s locals know Fivebough Wetlands as a swamp and very few local people know its significance on the global stage as a RAMSAR site.
This project aimed to raise the profile of Fivebough Wetlands, helping Leeton find greater pride in the site. A local artist designed a banner for Fivebough which features local and migratory birds who call Fivebough home. This banner featured in the Op Shop window along with photos from Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists and Murrumbidgee Landcare encouraging local people to visit Fivebough to gain confidence in identifying wetland birds. On completion of the information session, the artwork was moved to the display cases at Fivebough Wetlands.
In conjunction with the display, a morning tea information session was held, where locals learned of the importance of the wetlands internationally, the distance birds have to travel to get to Leeton and the best time of year/day for viewing the birds. Attendees were also given a resource package to assist in identifying wetland birds and to gain a better understanding of the research occurring in the area.