Welcome to the Grovetown Lagoon Project info@grovetown.co.nz

Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project


Want to help out?

Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon is an exciting project to restore a beautiful wetland for the enjoyment of everyone in Marlborough today and for future generations. If you are keen there lots of way you can help out.


Become a Member - Receive updates of activities, events and progress via our regular newsletter. 

Make a Donation - We can’t do it without the support of the community. All donations are gratefully received and go directly into project work. Either a one time or a regular donation towards the cost of restoring this area will be well used.

Link to our Givealittle page here.

Become a Volunteer – Join a group of passionate volunteers. Take a hands-on role in the restoration of Grovetown Lagoon. Give your time and reap the rewards as the area comes to life again.

Predator Control - Help our team to control predators around the lagoon.

Use your Expertise -  Carpentry skills? - Build a Look-Out!  Green fingers? - Help out in the shadehouse!  Writing talent? - Be part of the promotion team!  

Become a Sponsor – of a specific area of the lagoon, a bridge, a structureor overall restoration We are a registered charity for tax purposes.

Sponsor a seat – We would love to have more seating around the tracks so visitors can rest and enjoy the peace and serenity that makes Grovetown lagoon so special.  Each donated seat will have a plaque naming the sponsor.

Adopt a Track – Either alone or with others,  commit to maintaining an area of the track. We will tell you everything you need to know and give you the tools you need to make this happen. All you need to do is choose what part of the track you would like to ‘adopt’.


Meeting at the Wairau Rowing Club

Join a group:

Planting and weed control are the primary focus of Working Bees. Volunteers will also develop and maintain tracks including the new one  around the lagoon.

We have a well stocked shade house located at Grovetown School where native seedlings are grown and potted up until large enough to be planted outdoors.

Weed control around smaller plants is essential, especially at the times of year when growth is very rapid. Without weeds around them new plants do not have to compete for sunlight and water when they are just becoming established.

As well as a chance to get stuck in to the job of the day, these groups are an opportunity to catch up with other progress on the project, and enjoy the company of other locals involved.  

More volunteers are always welcome at the Working Bees, which are held on a regular basis.


The Wetland Warriors who meet most Wednesdays is a popular group https://www.facebook.com/events/266751610894393/?ti=icl


Sunday Working Bees

The Sunday Working Bees are on the second Sunday of the month (except December and January). The Bee starts at 9:30am and finish at 12:00 noon, with a tasty sausage and cuppa as a welcome reward. Workers enjoy a couple of hours in a beautiful spot.A range of jobs are available – with full training provided. 


Pest Control 

The Pest Control Team set traps around the Lagoon to catch rats, weasels and other predators of water-fowl.  By controlling predators we can improve the breeding success of birds 

Join the team which, on a roster, walks the trap-lines every week (not for the squeamish!). Help keep records or build new trap boxes.   

Contact Hamish hbeard@xtra.co.nz

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