About this event
The theme of World Wetlands Day 2023 was Wetland Restoration.
We celebrated by hosting a Yabby Festival suited to the whole family on Sunday 26th February. A bus load of community members met at Murray Connect in Barham and we headed out to our favourite Yabby spot in the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest, the Pollack Wetland.
Community were treated to a chat from industry experts on the importance of restoring our wetlands, recreational fishing compliance. Many a story about the best way to catch and cook yabbies were shared.
The catch of the day was then brought back to Murray Connect for a light lunch.
About World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day is celebrated annually on February 2nd each year to raise awareness about wetlands globally. It is a day for everyone to celebrate, from large organisations and governments to community groups and children.
With the Koondrook-Perricoota Forest on our doorstep, the importance of maintaining and protecting our precious wetlands is understood by many of our local community.
To learn more about the history and significance of World Wetlands Day, visit their website.