Charlesworth Reserve
Brookhaven, Christchurch

Brookhaven, Christchurch
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Charlesworth St, Brookhaven
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Formerly a remnant salt marsh that had been infilled for grazing, this 20 hectare piece of farmland was returned to wetland habitat in 2002. Through the hard work of a team of Estuary Trust volunteers and City Council Park Rangers, the Charlesworth Wetland is now a successful feeding, roosting and breeding ground for many of the Estuary bird species, A series of 'wader scrapes' with pools, channels and islands attract wading birds and has turned this wetland into a bird haven, with walking tracks allowing public access around the western perimeter. 

Today we'll be doing a variety of tasks related to plant maintenance around the reserve.

Come and join our residential volunteers at this project. We'll be there from 9:30am-2:30 or 3pm but you're welcome to come for as much or as little time as you'd like.  

Bring: Your own gardening gloves, sturdy boots or shoes, a water bottle and sunhat. As part of our health and safety requirements, CVNZ requires 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 - hedge shears or flax knives are most useful.

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. Christchurch City Council requires volunteers to provide a vaccine passport to volunteer in their parks and reserves, so please bring yours along. 

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