South New Brighton, Christchurch
- Departs from:
- Meet near the jetty. At the Community Centre, turn left down the driveway and come along to the carpark at the end of the road.
- Departure time:
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.
Today we'll be helping the Trust plant sedges in the mud flats - these will help to improve water quality and create habitat for waterbirds, inverterbrates and other creatures.
The project will be from 9:30am-12:30pm, but feel free to come for whatever time you can.
We supply tools, gloves and morning tea. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and bring waterproof boots or gumboots.
We'd love to see you there, so please register below. Contact Donna (email@example.com) 021 457 568 for more information.
We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.
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