Wetlands Work Day
Southland Rural Women New Zealand and Dipton Landcare group, celebrated becoming Southland’s newest QEII covenant by holding a working bee.
Despite the rain 12 people turned up at Castledowns Wetland on Sunday 12 November to tackle some of the hawthorn, gorse, broom and willows that are beginning to encroach on this remnant wetland. Volunteers also installed three seats and remarked the tracks. The seats were donated by the local community.
The celebrations were topped off in fine style with wine, fruit, apple and blackberry and coconut cakes.
The Castledowns Wetland can be access from 900 Dipton-Mossburn Road. Follow the orange markers across the paddock and don’t forget your gum boots.