Sponsoring the wetlands

You can help us to afford a project of anything from a park bench to a bird hide, a cash donation or part of a pathway.

We offer three sponsorship levels:

Eastern Banjo Frog or Pobblebonk in the wetlands

Eastern Banjo Frog or Pobblebonk in the wetlands

1. Pobblebonk

This is the starting point for recognised sponsorship. The pobblebonk, also known as the eastern banjo frog, can be abundant in the wetlands and along the Mulwarree Chain of Ponds. It is a large brown frog, up to the size of a tennis ball, that often burrows in moist soil or mud. Its distinctive voice sounds like someone plucking a banjo.

This level of sponsorship is for anyone wishing to donate money or goods from the value of $100 to $1,000. This might cover something such as a bench, small garden area or an information sign up to a paved area, piece of exercise equipment or standing stone.

 

Massive old ribbon gum just north of Goulburn

Massive old ribbon gum just north of Goulburn

2. Ribbon Gum

The is the intermediate level of sponsorship. Eucalyptus viminalis, the ribbon gum or manna gum, is the tallest tree native to the Goulburn area. This species was once abundant in tall open forest growing by fertile riversides. It is highly sought after by native animals such as koalas and greater gliders, is very hardy and grows very quickly.

This level of sponsorship is for anyone wishing to donate money or goods from the value of $1,000 to $10,000. This might cover something such as a playground area, art works, a landscaped picnic area or observation platform.

 

 

 

Great egrets stand out as they stand like statues on the shore before making lightning fast thrusts at their prey in the water.

Great egrets stand like statues on the shore before making one effective lightning fast thrust at their prey in the water. Photo by Sarah Sylvester, age 13.

3. Egret

This the ultimate level of sponsorship. The great egret is arguably the largest and most stately of the wetland birds. It’s pure white body and laced breeding plumes make it the most elegant of wetland creatures, while its spring-action neck mechanism makes it a particularly deadly, silent and efficient hunter as it stalks the shallows.

This level of sponsorship is for anyone wishing to donate money or goods above $10,000 in value. This might cover such things as larger play areas, wheelchair friendly paths, vital engineering works or larger built structures, perhaps utilising material from the ruined brick works.

 

 

 

 

 

The Goulburn Wetlands sponsorship package is illustrated in the table below.

L Sponsorship package

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