To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: jerrabomberra
From: Elizabeth Compston <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2010 17:11:23 +1100

We went to Jerrabomberra on Sunday. It is a disgrace. This wetland is so close to the national capital, but nothing seems to be being done to keep it in a respectable state. Tall hemlock weeds are growing between the path and the swamp, as well as thistles and other weeds. A visitor from Canada was there. We were ashamed of the state that it is in. Of course, the birds don't mind

There were also still rabbits, despite the tearing up of their warrens; and then the traps, with carrots, to entice them in

On the other side of the lake, in north Canberra, much money is being spent to create a new wetland. How about looking after the one that we have got? I read in the CT recently about a wetland near Pambula which got an award for being, was it the best wetland in NSW? Jerra bombera would get the wooden spoon.

Also, in recent BA news, the camp out near Scottsdale, in April, was discussed. A possible visit to Jerrabomberra was mentioned. Who, at the moment, is responsible for Jerrabomberra? That fancy new cycle path, and bridge were constructed but nothing else has been done since


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