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Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project



Published on Jan 31, 2024

Springs Wetland at Grovetown Lagoon


The beautiful image of Springs Wetland above shows how much the lagoon has changed over time and how well the plantings are going.  The image above was taken in December 2023. Please see the image below taken in 2015, note all the willows and also the two farm paddocks which volunteers began planting in 2016. The volunteers have planted at least 1000 trees a year since the photograph below, (some years a great number more). The photographs were taken by Peter Hamill.


Please come and join us for World Wetland Day on Saturday 3rd of February at 9am. The tour guides will talk about the lagoon, some of the history of the area and restoration works that have been undertaken. It is an great opportunity to see the native plant and bird life at the lagoon. Meet at the bridge, seat and sign on Steam Wharf Road.


Would you like to be a member of Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon? Being a member will mean being an official part of the process and also voting on who is on the board of the Executive group. The new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 requires that we keep a register of members. If you would like to be a member then please email Justine Johnson johnsonmarlborough@gmail.com



The Lagoon has just taken delivery of 17 bales of woolly dags for plant mulch.

We would like to acknowledge the team at Wool Marketing for the product and transport, and the many farmers who have collected the dags, also Alastair Sutherland who loaned us his tractor to off load the bales. The wool mulch will help suppress weeds, keep the plant roots warmer and also act as a fertiliser. Thank you to Doug Avery and Doug Hislop for making this happen.



Sunday Working Bee

Come down to the Grovetown Lagoon on Sunday the 10th of March. Meeting 9.30am at the Rowing Club. We will be working from 9.30 to 11.30am followed by a cup of tea and BBQ. Thanks to Meaters of Marlborough for providing the sausages.

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