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- Janet Stewart Reserve 9 Lower Styx Road, Marshlands
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Janet Stewart Reserve
The Janet Stewart Reserve, covers an area of 1.9 hectares, is situated on the corner of Marshland Road and Lower Styx Road and runs parallel with Lower Styx Road for approximately a kilometre.
Historically, this landscape was covered in native vegetation, including ferns, tussock and raupo, and formed part of the Styx River floodplain. Middens on the site indicate that early Maori used this area. As farming in the locality developed, the land was converted into a low-lying grassy paddock, intersected by a channelised boxed waterway known as Gibson’s Drain.
Today we’ll be planting to enhance the biodiversity of the reserve. Join us for an enjoyable day of planting and mulching!
No experience is necessary as training is provided. We also provide gloves, tools as well as free transport to and from the project if needed - please contact us if this is something that you require.
What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, waterproof jacket and a hat. Bring a water bottle and some food.
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