Our wetlands are cared for and supported by a team of passionate and dedicated volunteers. Over many years local volunteers have transformed the area removing introduced plant species and replacing with thousands of supplementary native plantings.
Wetlands are central life support systems in the natural environment, providing water filtration, erosion control, flood abatement, recreation, unique habitat, education, and partnerships.
Significantly many wetlands naturally store carbon from the atmosphere, making them important regulators of climate change.
The Yea Wetlands may be small on a world scale, but they provide a big inspiration for the local community. The Yea Wetlands are situated on the Yea River, an inland perennial river of the Goulburn Broken catchment, part of the Murray Darling Basin