GDTA WALK, MERIN MERIN SWAMP – Sunday 26 July
Approx.7km circumnavigating the swamp edges, Easy-Medium
Led by Barry Golding
text: 0427 216 337 or
giving names of all walkers and individual contact numbers.
It’s a 16km drive north of Clunes. We will visit an Aboriginal strap-grafted ring tree. There are no tracks, some ground will be wet or boggy and there is limited shelter.
BRING: snacks, water and a picnic lunch and wear clothing appropriate for the predicted weather on the day.
MEET: Location and time details confirmed on registration. Registrations are essential before Thursday 23 July.
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: No registrations can be accepted from residents of Melbourne. Do not attend if you develop any symptoms that might be associated with COVID-19. Please observe social distancing, use hand sanitiser and do not share transport. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the GDTA walk will be limited to a total of 10 registered participants. If there are more than 10 participants, the walk will be divided into two groups with two leaders.
Additional notes are provided as background for those interested in visiting and safely exploring the site, either as registrants on the guided GDTA Walk on 26 July 2020 or independently. This extra information was prepared by Barry Golding in May 2020 for the ‘Peaks Wetlands & Rivers’ Hepburn Shire Reconciliation Week Tour Notes, see https://wp.me/p3nVDL-t1 that included Merin Merin as well as Mount Greenock and the former Neereman Aboriginal Protectorate (1840-41). Given a 2020 public tour was not possible, three YouTube videos were produced by Hepburn Shire narrated by Dja Dja Wurrung Elder Ricky Nelson and Barry Golding. The 8 minute Merin Merin program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmfhOxb2pAM