You can help a little or you can help a lot. All help appreciated
When: 10 March 2024. Time: 9:30 am
Where:Wairau Rowing Club
If you come to the Grovetown Lagoon you will see something very special emerging from the weeds, polluted water and piles of rubbish that previously overwhelmed this area.
The Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project (Te Whanau Hou means ‘new family’) is a community project connecting all sorts of people working steadily to restore a very special freshwater wetland so everyone can enjoy a shady rest, walk, picnic, kayak and relish the serenity of this sanctuary (and the hundreds of birds that live there!).
MDC Meeting Room
|Date: 7 November 2023. Time: 3.30 pm
Wairau Rowing Club
|Date: 10 March 2024. Time: 9:30 am
Springs Wetland at Grovetown Lagoon The beautiful image of Springs Wetland above shows how much the lagoon has changed over time and how well the plantings are going. The image above was taken in December 2023. Please see the image below taken in 2015, note all the willows and also the two farm paddocks which volunteers began planting in 2016. The volunteers have planted at least 1000 trees a year since the photograph below, (some years a great number more). The photographs were taken.....
Grovetown Lagoon is one of the few natural wetlands remaining on the Wairau Plain.
The Grovetown Lagoon was once part of the Wairau River. Today it is an oxbow lake...
The lagoon is currently home to a variety of plants including Kahikatea, Cabbage Tree, Flax and Raupo
The lagoon is currently home to a variety of birds such as pukeko, mallard, shoveler duck, paradise duck, grey teal, black shags and black swan