Re: RFI: Ryans Swamp (Victoria)

Subject: Re: RFI: Ryans Swamp (Victoria)
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 10:05:18 +1100
Joy, details for Ryans Swamp near the Western Treatment Plant Werribee.

This wetland is located between the Murtcaim Road and the Princes 
Highway/Freeway east of the where the freeway crosses the Little River.

Ryans Swamp has the following geographic details:
1: 25 000 topographic map sheet: Manor
Grid ref: 7822 - 855937
Approx Lat/Long: 37 deg 58 min 40 sec, 144 deg 33 min 30 sec
Previous wetland category: Deep Freshwater Marsh (now partially drained)
Current wetland category: Freshwater Meadow

This wetland is recorded in the DSE Wetlands Database (and the reference 
below) with the above information and has some waterbird counts done over 
the years.  Should you, or any other observers, visit this locality then 
please remember to forward a copy of your sightings to the Atlas of 
Victorian Wildlife (including all other animals you see at the time).

I'm happy to pass on people's observations to the my colleagues in the 
Atlas administration area.

cheers, Martin

Ref: : M. Schultz, C. Beardsell & K. Sandiford  (1991) Sites of faunal 
significance in the western wetlands of Melbourne: Dept. of Conservation and 
Environment, East Melbourne.

Martin O'Brien
Threatened Species & Communities Section
Department of Sustainability and Environment
2/8 Nicholson St. (PO Box 500), East Melbourne  3002

Tel: 9637 9869
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