The Denmark Wetlands Centre is an 8-hectare wetland rehabilitation site on Atkinson Road, Denmark, WA, provides an example of an integrated biodiversity and farm forestry planting, with a range of tree species. Local species can be seen around the edge of the wetland, including Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) and River Banksia (Banksia semi-nuda). Further, a range of eastern states eucalyptus including Eucalyptus saligna, botryoides and grandis and local timber species, Blackbutt (Eucalyptus patens) can be found in the buffer area.
In addition to the physical restoration of the land itself, the vision for the site aims at making the Denmark Wetland Centre a major site for attracting and engaging community members and citizen scientists. This is to be achieved by linking demonstration wetland sites and activities with broader educational and cultural objectives.
A program of works to engage the community and citizen scientists has included the following developments:
- Construction of a bird-hide including a bird-species information box
- was built for bird-watching purposes by 3 artists from Colorado M12 Group.
- A dieback cleaning station, paths and a boardwalk have been designed and constructed to provide and control access to the wetlands viewing-sites and Ornitarium.
- Education centre facilities have been designed and constructed including: signage, an information booth, a roofed shelter, a picnic table, a composting toilet and roofed lookout.
- Maintenance facilities provided on site include a metal storage shed, a rainwater tank and washing basin.
Green Skills has run an active Eco-Art program at the Denmark Wetlands Centre since 1995. These have included Fire in the Wetland art and performance projects, Sculpture in the Wetland Exhibitions, mosaic public art projects, and plantings of trees and shrubs according to a Rainbow Serpent theme.