Public Planting Day
Come and join the Travis Wetland Trust and the Christchurch City Council Rangers on a planting day at Travis Wetland.
The planting will be a continuation of the Matai/Totara forest. Meet at the Education Centre beach Rd the day starts at 10 am and will finish with a barbeque about 12 o’clock. Bring your spade and gumboots.
Celebrate World Wetland Day at Travis Wetland
Celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday, February 2 at Travis Wetland. The Travis Wetland Trust and the Avon-Otakaro Network are holding a nature walk and barbecue at the wetland. Travis Wetland is beautiful in the evening, and you’ll get to go on a guided walk with some very knowledgeable people who can point out stuff you didn’t know, then have a barbecue picnic while enjoying the beauty of the place and the company of lots of kindred spirits. All welcome – it’s for the entire family. Just bring along a salad to contribute to the meal and your own drinks. The walk around the wetland begins at 4pm, the barbecue begins at 6pm. If the weather looks doubtful, txt or call 029 739 9796 to check. It’s at the Travis Wetland Trust education centre, Beach Rd.
Travis Wetland Wildlife
The Travis Wetland Trust has produced a selection of blank cards depicting the wildlife found at the wetland.
Each card has one of the below photos on the front and on the back has text describing the wildlife depicted.
Purchase a single card for $4.50 or five for $20.00. Send your cheque to Travis Wetland Trust, 280 Beach Road, Christchurch 8083 with the details of the card or cards you require or deposit the amount in the account of the same name: 03-0814-0206147-00, and email the secretary at : firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the cards you require. Please put cards in the details of your payment.
Travis Wetland Trust
Since 1983 a group of dedicated people have worked to save Travis swamp from encroaching urban development and to set it aside as a nature park. In 1992 they banded together under the leadership of the late Mrs Anne Flanagan to establish the Travis Wetland Trust. Their goal was to preserve and develop the swamp as a Nature Heritage Park for the education and enjoyment of all. The Christchurch City Council responded positively to the challenge by purchasing the remaining wetland in 1997.
As well as organising workdays and community planting days the Trust sources funding for boardwalks, facilities and specific projects. They also write submissions on policies, plans and strategies (such as the pest management strategy) pertaining to wetlands.