board of managenent

To: Elizabeth Compston <>
Subject: board of managenent
From: martin butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 18:17:46 +1000
I think the Board of Management is for the Jerrabombera Wetlands as a whole and not just the Kelly's Swamp area.  However, as an entity they are VERY quiet as far as the birding community - as reflected on this chatline - is involved. 

The fence appeared at some time in the last 10 years, I think when the Guvmint decided to (re)introduce cattle to reduce the bushfire risk.  The Kellys can't be blamed for that!  Given the number of species (including Darters for goodness sake) I have seen perching on it I suspect it is a mixed curse/blessing.


On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 6:06 PM, Elizabeth Compston <> wrote:

Chris Davey and Dick Schodde are both on the Board of Management of Kelly's Swamp, I believe.  I feel that they are looking at the future and are not interested in the past, or the now.  I have been agitating for ages for something to be done there.  The water dried right up, in the drought.  There are gates to a more permanent water supply which have been allowed to rot.  I was talking to a ranger at Mulligan's the other day about it.  Money has been poured into the Flat and the new Lynham wetlands, and Kelly's has just been allowed to rot, literally.

The barbed wire fence across the swamp was left there when the farmers of long ago departed I believe.

Corellas at Manuka shops today, about 2.30pm

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