Marrambidya Wetland, Wagga Wagga
Nestled alongside the Murrumbidgee River, Marrambidya Wetland is a 20-hectare nature reserve, moments from the Wagga Wagga CBD. Transformed disused treatment ponds, the wetland will become an important place for the community for passive recreation, education, ecological restoration, and reconciliation.
The term ‘Marrambidya’ was selected as the name of this special place to reflect the importance of the site to the local Wiradjuri people and to acknowledge the traditional name of the Murrumbidgee River.
The site now provides habitat for migratory and non-migratory birds, water insects, frogs, fish, reptiles, and mammals such as the locally threatened Squirrel Glider.
The Marrambidya Wetland provides an ideal location for school groups to connect the classroom with the local environment and community. This valuable site will facilitate positive activities that encourage students to learn about and respond to natural resource management and the importance of Aboriginal heritage and culture.
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100 Narrung Street
Open all year round and
entry is free
For further information contact the Wagga Wagga Council on 1300 292 442