Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon is an exciting project to restore a beautiful wetland for the enjoyment of the people of Marlborough today and for future generations. If you are keen there lots of way you can help out..
Meeting at the Wairau Rowing Club
Weed control work and planting work are some of the activities undertaken at Working Bees. Volunteers will also be working on the track being created around the lagoon.
Weed control of smaller plants is very necessary, especially at the times of year when growth can be very rapid. New plants can easily be smothered without weeds being controlled in the immediate area, so weed work must be constant so new plants have the best environment after planting. With no weeds around them new plants do not have to compete for sunlight and water when they are just becoming established.
More volunteers are always welcome at the Working Bees, which are held on a regular basis.
As well as a chance to get stuck in to the job of the day, it is a chance to catch up with other progress on the project, and enjoy the company of other locals involved.
Working Bees start and 9:30am and finish at 12:30, with a tasty sausage and cuppa as a welcome reward. Workers enjoy a couple of hours in a beautiful spot, and a range of jobs are available – with full training provided.