Increase on last year

The Gleeson Wetlands has seen increased foot traffic compared to this time last year.
The Gleeson Wetlands has seen increased foot traffic compared to this time last year.
A group of children planting trees at the Gleeson Wetlands in 2014.

A group of children planting trees at the Gleeson Wetlands in 2014.

The Gleeson Wetlands continues to firm as a tourist destination for the Clare township.

New data has shown that foot traffic at the wetlands from May to July has increased compared to the same time last year.

Clare Lions Club member Pat Williams.

Clare Lions Club member Pat Williams.

Foot traffic began to be monitored in May 2017 where the wetlands were visited 972 times, which decreased to 838 in June before rising again to 914 in July.

In May this year there was a significant increase to 1545, followed by 935 visits in June and 1122 in July.

Its close proximity to the Riesling Trial and the installation of a bird hide has helped make the wetlands a popular attraction.

The wetlands suffered from a spate of vandalism late last year, however the installation of security cameras has added protection.