Wild Wetlands Day at Riverglades this Saturday will feature National Carp Control Program's Tom Chesson

A family fun day will be held at the community-owned Riverglades wetland, on Murray Bridge’s east side, this Saturday.

Activities on offer will include a barbecue lunch, kayak tours, appearances by live animals, face painting, music, showbag giveaways, workshops and bird walks – all free of charge.

The National Carp Control Program’s Tom Chesson will be there to talk about the planned release of a carp herpes virus into the River Murray, and University of South Australia Professor Chris Daniels will talk about birds and ecology.

Wetlands management officer Kate Mason, from Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin, said the event had grown bigger each of the three previous times it had run.

“Wetlands are very important ecosystems, and in the Murraylands we are incredibly lucky to have some absolute gems,” she said.

“Limited spaces are available for tours, so it’s best to arrive early to register.”

The event will go ahead between 10am and 3pm, rain or shine.

  • More information: 8532 9100.
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