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Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project


Newsletter 70

Published on Dec 13, 2023

Summer Plans at the Lagoon


The Lagoon looks beautiful thanks to the hard work of all the volunteers and supporters of the project. A big thank you to everyone for the support of Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon this year.


Come and join us at the Lagoon to celebrate World Wetland Day on Saturday the 3rd of February 2024, 9am. We will have a guided walk around the Lagoon follow by a free sausage sizzle.


A special thanks to the Wednesday Warriors who keep the Lagoon looking beautiful week after week. Wednesday the 13 of December will be the last working Wednesday of the year. Wednesday Warriors will start back early January. The shade house volunteers on Thursday afternoons will start back depending on how hot the afternoons are.


Sunday working bees run once a month and have finished for the year, if volunteers would like to come down to the World Wetland Day in February, then working bees will start again in March after the Summer dry period.


The predator trapping program will continue over the Summer and a new roster is currently being drawn up. The roster will allocate each trapper 4 trapline checks over the next 6 months, twice on Trapline AC and twice on Trapline B. There is flexibility if you can’t do your rostered check, just let us know.


Enjoy the beautiful Grovetown Lagoon vistas, birdlife and walks over the Summer time.


The Hard Yards

A special thank you to the Wairau Rowing Club Marlborough Boys College Rowers and Coach that did the heavy lifting shown in the photographs above. At the Lagoon in the Springs Wetland there is a line of logs that represent the length of a Kahikatea tree laid out on the ground. Tim Barton, shown in the center of the bottom photo organised the works to fix the logs which keep getting moved around when it floods. Now the logs flow in a graceful curve beside the walking track and are securely pinned in place. Thanks everyone for putting in the hard yards.  



A handy person or a group of handy people that would like to volunteer for a few hours of heavy lifting at the Lagoon once a month. Preferably on a Wednesday morning. Contact Justine details at the end of the Newsletter.


Lagoon Events for 2024


Working Group Meeting

Tuesday 30th of January

Meeting 3.30pm at Council


World Wetland Day

Saturday 3rd February

Meeting 9am on Steam Wharf Road


Executive Meeting

Tuesday 13th February

Meeting 3pm at Council


Working Group Meeting

Tuesday 5th of March

Meeting 3.30pm at Council


Working Bee

Sunday 10th March

9.30am Wairau Rowing Club

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