In June Te Whanau Hou Grovetown lagoon launched the Bring Back Big Bush campaign to publicise the idea of planting a tribute forest to the Big Bush that used to grow at Grovetown. There is more on the Bring Back Big Bush Opening later in the newsletter but to follow on from the Bring Back Big Bush Launch we are running a series of winter talks and workshops. We have got some very high quality speakers and first up is Mike Bell speaking on predator control.
Mike Bell is speaking on 3 July on vertebrate predator control and wetland birds. Learn more about how we can control predators to see more birds at the lagoon. Mike Bell is the managing director of Wildlife Management International. Mike has a BSc in ecology and over twenty years of practical experience. Mike is dedicated to community based conservation and is committed to helping provide local communities with skills and resources needed to achieve positive outcomes for species and habitats. Ben Minehan is presenting a workshop on pest weeds and weed control on the 7 August. John Preece is speaking on wetlands and water quality on the 4 September.
The AGM will also be held on 4 September after John Preece’s talk. (Please note we have all the positions filled so coming to the AGM does not mean that you will be given a task). All three of the above talks will take place at the Wairau Rowing Club at the end of Steam Wharf Road, at 2pm on the respective dates, 3 July, 7 August and 4 September.Download the full Newsletter