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For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

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Wetlands video series

These six educational videos focus on the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands, exploring their fauna and flora, rich history, role in providing drainage, and the community groups who play a key role in caring for them.

The videos are ideal for years 5 to 8, and about three minutes long each.

Full playlist

Get a well-rounded understanding of the wetland’s many diverse roles, by watching the full video series:

Individual topics

If you’re focusing on a specific topic, select the video that takes your interest from the list below.

Animals of the wetland

Learn how wetlands support a variety of wildlife - including birds, reptiles, frogs, fish and bugs - which are all part of a complex food web.

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Birds of the wetland

Discover the importance of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands to 190 bird species, including migratory birds that travel 12,000 kilometres from Siberia.

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Drainage story of the wetland

The extensive Carrum Carrum Swamp was drained for grazing and housing; two portions of the swamp were preserved: the Edithvale and Seaford wetland.

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Friends of the wetlands

The Friends of Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands have been pivotal in protecting and improving the wetlands, which have gained international recognition for their significance.

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History of the wetland

Follow the history of the Edithvale-Seaford wetlands, from their origins as Carrum Carrum Swamp - territory of the indigenous Bunwurrung language group to the time of early settlement.

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Plants of the wetland

Learn why plants are important to a wetland, and how some were used by indigenous people for food, fibre and medicine. The Edithvale-Seaford wetlands has 87 plant species with records of Aboriginal use.

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Last updated:
3 December 2020