Celebrating 20 years of the Otatara Landcare Group, 15,000 hours at Bushy Point and 30,000 native plants planted. This is our annual planting day, held in Conservation Week.
WHERE: Bushy Point, access and off-road parking from 5 Bryson Rd, Otatara
TIME: Gather at 9:30 am for the Kick-Off Competition*
BRING: Family, friends, sturdy footwear, clothing for the conditions,
gloves, spade and water
*Kick-Off Competition - Decorate a commemorative stone (the bigger the better) to mark our triple celebration. Bring it along at the start of our planting day and enter it in the competition. Find the details at : www.otataralandcare.org.nz
JOIN US AFTERWARDS… We’ll have a place to wash your hands and a port-a-loo for your comfort. We’ll crank up the BBQ for a snag (or two or three). There’ll be games and competitions, spot prizes and giveaways, a mystery mascot and the cutting of the cake.
Date and Time 5th April, 8.45am-4.30pm
Venue Invercargill Workingmen’s Club & Southland Community Nursery and Bushy Point Restoration Project
The workshop is the initiative of Waikato University People, Cities & Nature project running throughout New Zealand, supported by local Southland agencies.
At noon we will meet Bronwyn and Kiwi Conservation Club members at Riverton Rocks for a picnic lunch (byo) followed by a walk on Riverton Back Beach, so if you have young ones bring them along for a fossick in the rock pools.
I hope you have all managed to get holidays in the sun somewhere. It seems that the new year work has nearly begun and work will need to be started on the Wetland again.
We have Chris Freer a possum contractor in the Wetland at the moment working on getting rid of possums and other pests but the poison will be removed by the field day but there will still be feeding stations.
Meet at the Cliffs at 10am or the Wetland at 1.30 pm
I have arranged a walk with the Southland Tramping Club members to explore the Castlerock limestone cliffs with a meeting time of 10 am at the roadside, and Brian Russell the land owner will assist us to park off the road and will show us around the limestone formations for approximately 2 hours and then we will go to the wetland and do some more work on the tracks . Everybody is welcome to do this walk but please let me know if you are coming.
Phone number 032176428
I have not been up to the cliff top so this will be a chance for people to explore this area.
Bring a coat, hats, water and afternoon tea. Gloves, boots and overalls are good for the wetland.
If you have any questions please get back to me
The Fiordland Trails Trust is holding another Volunteer weeding day alongside the Fiordland Trail in Te Anau Saturday 10th November from 9am til 12. Meet at Marakura Yacht Club. Volunteers should wear protective clothing and could bring a favourite hand tool although gloves, saws and secateurs will be supplied, as well as Vigilant gel. No previous experience required. For more information contact Sue Marwick, 021 152 3663.