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Castle Downs (Dipton) Wetlands

Location:
900 Dipton Mossburn Road
Region:
Central Southland
District:
SDC
Commenced:
2015
Access:
Wetlands walkway from the road. There is a small sign on the gate. Track is unformed and there is a small stream crossing
Area (ha):
15

Description

The site includes a stretch of Dipton Stream and a small area of flaxland. The flaxland has a high ecological value and contains some man made pools that provide additional habitat for water fowl and aquatic invertebrates. The site is owned by Rural Women and the Dipton Landcare group is co-ordinating the restoration works. Improving access has been the first priority and there is short walking track from the road. The group has also carried out planting and weed control.

Current involvement

Rural Women. Dipton Landcare Group, Craig Pine, Walking Access NZ, Environment Southland,