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Travis Wetland Trust 21st Anniversary AGM – 9th November 2013



The Travis Wetland Trust celebrated its 21st anniversary on the 9th of November at the Travis Wetland Education Centre.

Morning tea was followed by cutting of a ceremonial cake then the planting of 21 trees including three large kahikatea. After a great barbeque lunch Colin Meurk the Trust’s President lead interested attendees on an informative guided walk around the wetland. A great day was had by all, thank you to everyone who attended especially to our special guest the Patron of the Travis Wetland Trust and our new Mayor, Lianne Dalziel.





Lianne cutting the cake along with Joe Greenaway and Colin Meurk, life members of the Travis Wetland Trust.















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Another first for Travis Wetland – A pair of Great Crested Grebes spotted by Grahame at the wetland.
















Public Planting Day with Trees for Canterbury – September 21st

Come and join the Travis Wetland Trust and the CCC Travis Rangers with Trees for Canterbury for a planting day at Travis Wetland.

Meet at 10:00 am at the Education Centre Beach Road we will with finish with a barby about 12.30. Bring your spade (we have plenty of spares if you don’t have your own) and don’t forget your gumboots.

Photography outing – June 29th at 8.15

A date for all keen photographers – Grahame Bell is taking another photography outing at Travis Wetland.

Join Grahame on Sunday June 29th at 8.15, meet a the carpark, on exit end of Beach Road. The weather promises to be frosty and foggy with an 8am sunrise; perfect for interesting light and mood photography. Bring your camera; wear very warm clothes and join past professional photographer Grahame Bell on another adventure around Travis Wetland.

Finish time approx 10 am at the Education Centre where there will be hot drinks and snack food.

Contact; traviswalk@grahamenz.com to register your interest or if you have any queries.

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 : info@traviswetland.org.nz 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.

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