Fay Smith Wetlands is located in Maryborough on the corner of Neptune and Victory Streets. Visit Google Maps to view the location.
The park is approximately 10ha and comprises of a remnant wetland, woodland of red bloodwood, swamp mahogany, acacias and forest red gum.
The park was dedicated to Fay Smith, a local birdwatcher and conservationist.
Fay Smith Bushcare Group
The group has been operating since 2006 and consists of members from the Wildlife Preservation Society and Lower Mary Catchment Care Group.
Being surrounded by urban development, the park is heavily infested with many species of weeds.
The group focuses on removing and controlling weeds that pose the biggest threat to the bio-diversity of the park.
In limited areas, they have achieved the control of some of the most troublesome weeds, such as Blue Billy-goat Weed, Prickly Asparagus, Mother of Millions, Silver Leafed Desmodium and Mile a Minute.
The group has also developed a Flora and Fauna Species list (PDF,44kB).
Other activities include: educating school children on-site and supervising school and community volunteers on weed projects.
The group meets at least once a week- usually on Monday or Friday mornings.
All are welcome to come along and help protect this important asset.
For more information, please contact Tina Raveneau on 1300 79 49 29 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.