South New Brighton Estuary
South New Brighton, Christchurch

South New Brighton, Christchurch
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Meet at the Bridge St entrance to the reserve
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Managed by the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai Trust, the South Brighton Reserve has been restored from farmland through the work of Trust volunteers and the Christchurch City Council Park Rangers. The wetland is a 20ha remnant salt marsh which was drained and used for grazing from the 1920s until restoration began in 1991. The area was returned to wetland habitat in 2002. A series of ‘wader scrapes’ with pools, channels and islands attract wading birds and walking tracks allow public access.  

CVNZ volunteers help with plantings and maintaining the environment of the estuary by collecting rubbish, maintaining plantings and other tasks. 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Bring: Your own gardening gloves, sturdy boots or shoes, a water bottle and sunhat. CVNZ encourages volunteers to wear long sleeves and trousers as protection from the sun and vegetation.

We’ll supply tools, but you are welcome to bring your own.

We'd love to see you there, so please register below. Contact Donna ( 021 457 568 for more information. 

COVID-19: We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

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