Community, cultural, environmental and recreational groups in SA’s Coorong region will help stage the ‘Meet the Waders Festival’ September 1 to November 30 – a model that could be adopted where a region experiences a natural wonder and wants to increase awareness, protection and enjoyment of the phenomenon.
The festival is run jointly by the S A Tourism Commission and regional tourism associations from the Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Fleurieu Peninsula. Events can include photographic and painting exhibitions, painting excursions, bushwalks, food and wine events, hosted bird-watching excursions, boating events, a landcare conference, a revegetation working bee, cultural undertakings.
A tiny sample of the events available over this spring:
1)STORM BOY DINNER/MOVIE at a Limestone Coast restaurant – featuring Colin Thiele’s 1970’s beautifully told story set in the Coorong;
2)GUIDED WETLAND WALK at Bool Lagoon Game Reserve;
3)4WD TAG-A-LONG to reach out of the way ‘wader hotspots’;
4)WALKS, BIRD IDENTIFICATION, PICNICS with various ‘Friends of’ groups;
5)FREE LOCAL ARTS & CRAFTS EXHIBITION ‘Stilts in Spring’.
6)MALLEE DAWN WALK – free but must book at the Monarto Zoological Park.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: www.meetthewaders.com.au