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.
Meeting at the Wairau Rowing Club
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
These six weekly Working Bees start 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.
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 [email protected]