Southland: SERN Field Day - bus trip to Riverton environs restoration sites.

Leader Gay Munro, ph 239 5827. Bookings essential.

10.00am Pourakino Scenic Reserve - Men of the Trees Restoration project - spend two hours giving the Men of the Trees a helping hand with weed control and planting maintenance (bring along gloves & gumboots if you enjoy getting stuck in.) 

Hear about basal bark spraying technique for weed trees control from Randall Milne, ES. 

12.30pm Lunch Join with Karyn Owen at her property near Lake George. A light lunch will be provided including pizzas Karyn will cook up in her outdoor oven. Hear about the restoration work she is undertaking. 

2.30pm Colac Bay Wetland - find out about this little gem along the shore front that is being restored by iwi, with help from Lynne Huggins, DOC. 

3.15pm Afternoon tea at Takutai o tē Titi Marae, with a talk about the nursery they have developed there. 

5.00pm approx. Return to Feldwick Gates, Invercargill. 

Cost - $5 per person, paid as you get on the bus. Registrations are essential. 

Please email Sheryll Ashton - petesheryll@yahoo.com, ph 2142319 by Monday 5th November. 

SERN are most appreciative of the assistance from Environment Southland 

which helps to keep the cost of this event low.