Cockajemmy LakesRound Swamp Victoria Valley
	Wetlands Info Web Site


Redman Bluff Wetlands
at Grampians Paradise

Grampians Paradise Camping
and Caravan Parkland

Wetlands Creations
wetlands plant nursery

AUTHOR: Aidan Banfield

Phone: (03) 5356 6309

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Valley Lake with Otilia

Establishing Wetland Plants PDF Brochure

Link to page on planted dam pictured above



This page is the gateway to several PDF brochures and documents. Some contain useful information, both practical and for reference. Others contain information that is thought provoking. I've gathered these resources together from Wetlands Creations wetland plant nursery, and from the Victorian Wetlands Network Inc*


* The Victorian Wetlands Network Inc was wound up on the 12/8/2010 after a number of years of inactivity. In a effort to keep alive some of the work achieved through the network, the information sheets, aims and objectives of the organisation and a link to its old web site on the BIRD wiki site (Bio diversity Information Resource and Data) have been added to this page.

Establishing Wetland Plants

Through a process of trial and error growing wetland plants & establishing them (particularly in Redman Bluff Wetlands), it was noticed that the success varied greatly from one pond to the next. Some did ok, some were a spectacular success and some even failed completely. Through observation and subsequent experimentation, I’ve been able to develop a set of steps that greatly increases the success of establishing wetland plants.

The three fold PDF brochure Establishing Wetland Plants - A Recipe for Success outlines in an easy to follow manner the steps that can be taken to help you establish wetland plants, be it in a restored wetlands, farm dam or home pond.

You are welcome to print out this brochure and distribute it, but it must not be modified in any way.


The Big Picture

An information sheet perpaired for the Victorian Wetlands Network outling the larger role of wetlands in the landscape. This document gives details of a range of benfites that wetlands provide to our world. The Big Picture is the first of two information sheets (4 A4 pages) prepared for the Victorian Wetlands Network

You are welcome to print out this information sheet and distribute it, but it must not be modified in any way.


Water is Essential for Life

This PDF document provides information on why the Victorian Wetlands Network believed wetlands and water in the landscape is essential to a healthy landscape and ecosystems. Water is essential for Life is the second information sheet (3 A4 pages) prepared for the Victorian Wetlands Network.

You are welcome to print out this information sheet and distribute it, but it must not be modified in any way.



Copyright: Pictures, text and other material in this web site are copyright to Aidan Banfield (unless otherwise indicated - eg. copyright belongs to a third party). Where I am happy for information to be copied and distributed (eg. PDF brochures) this will be indicated on the relevant page, and can be done without the need to contact me so long as the information is copied complete, is not modified or changed and the source acknowledged.

As my aim is to promote awareness of wetlands I am often happy for the information / photos in this web site to be used by others, but you do need to ask. Please contact me to discusses what you would like to do. Permission if granted, will be at my discretion. Conditions will apply, as may a fee for use of photos (particularly if it is for a commercial use).

Photos in this website are of a low resolution and compressed to make the web site faster. They often also contain a watermark. I have high resolution versions which are more suitable for print media and slide show presentations. If permission to use the images is granted I can email / send high resolution versions to you.


Links not working

If you click on a link and nothing happens, or it takes you back to the top of the page, then I have not yet prepared that page, or image. This site is a work in progress, so I have prepared for new information (links that don't yet do anything) and as time permits I am progressively working on this website. My apologies for any inconvenience.