The project will be wrapping up for Forest and Bird and Working Waters Trust in April or May next year due to most of the plants reaching maturity, and scaled-back plans for the wetland. The landowner is keen to carry on plans for the wetland area - including installing a narrow-gauge train for friends and family to tour the mudfish wetland. It will be sad to pass this project, however it is good to see that juvenile mudfish are utilizing the new habitat already!
The next working bee will be the 2nd December, with monthly working bees over this summer and autumn.
Contact Bridget from Working Waters Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Driving instructions: From North/East Christchurch- head to Oxford from the northern motorway, then take Woodside Rd, Mounseys Rd then turn onto Island Rd and meet at the first house on the left. Don't take Island Rd all the way unless you are happy to go through the ford. From West Christchurch take Old West Road and go over the Waimakariri Gorge bridge, then along Harmans Gorge Rd - don't take Ashworths Rd or Raineys Rd unless again you like fording a river! Carry along Island Rd until it turns into a gravel road then first house on the left.
Google map: here
Bring gardening gloves, snacks and water bottles, clothes for both rain or shine e.g. rain coat, outdoors shoes/gumboots (with closed toes are there are a few thistles). Event will be either rain or shine!