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18 January 2018

The importance of Albany’s wetlands will be showcased in Town Square on Saturday, February 3 as part of World Wetlands Day.

From 9am until lunchtime, community members will be able to learn about wetland ecosystems by visiting a variety of exciting and informative stallholders including Cleanaway, Fossicker’s, the Young Naturalists Group, Green Skills, Albany Bushcarers and more.

Meet the Macroinvertebrates will provide a hands-on experience with several trays of macroinvertebrates on display, as well as aquariums containing marron, koonacs, yabbies and fish.

City of Albany Environmental Sustainability Officer Mary Holt said the event aimed to educate the community about wetlands and she hoped that people would come along to support the event.

“World Wetlands Day is a fantastic opportunity to come and learn about our natural environment in a fun and informative way,” Ms Holt said.

“Make sure the kids are dressed to get messy because we will have a clay play station and mud kitchen available which is bound to be a hit.”

For those who aren’t available on Saturday, you can join Birdlife Australia on Friday, February 2 for a 90 minute walk at Lake Seppings to celebrate World Wetlands Day. Participants can meet Birdlife at the carpark on Golf Links Road at 8.30am.

For more information contact Environment Sustainability Officer Mary Holt on 6820 3972 or email maryh@albany.wa.gov.au.