wetlands boardwalk

To: "'Maconachie, Michael'" <>
Subject: wetlands boardwalk
From: "Margaret Leggoe" <>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2014 08:18:04 +1000

Thank you Michael.



From: Maconachie, Michael [
Sent: Tuesday, 6 May 2014 9:40 PM
To: 'Margaret Leggoe'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] wetlands boardwalk


They will be what I consider a safe distance away and it will be monitored by us and modified as required. As I have seen several birdwatchers over the last few days standing directly under the nest tree I have a lot more concerns that this is where the main disturbance will come from, however unintentional it may be.




From: Margaret Leggoe
Sent: Tuesday, 6 May 2014 6:55 PM
To: Maconachie, Michael; m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] wetlands boardwalk


Sorry Michael, but that is a pretty vague kind of reassurance.  Exactly what distance is “their” distance?  How was it decided that “their” distance will not disrupt the birds?  Construction activities will be a long way more obvious than the occasional birder wandering around.

This is not meant to be personal.


Margaret Leggoe


From: Maconachie, Michael [m("","Michael.Maconachie");">]
Sent: Tuesday, 6 May 2014 4:02 PM
To: m("","canberrabirds");">
Subject: [canberrabirds] wetlands boardwalk


The boardwalk that is going around the back of Kellys Swamp, along Jerra Creek, will commence construction tomorrow. Initially the line will be cut through the vegetation, with actual construction to commence shortly afterwards. The contractor is aware of the BSK nest site and will keep their distance.


Michael Maconachie

Senior Ranger

Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve

ACT Parks and Conservation Service

TAMS Directorate

0428 113 533


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