Come along and help celebrate the Travis Wetland Trust’s 30th birthday, by joining Trees for Canterbury, the Travis Wetland Trust and the Regional Park Rangers of the Christchurch City Council for a Community Planting Day at ANZAC Reserve at 10am on Saturday 17th September.
ANZAC Reserve is remnant of a larger wetland that was continuous with Ōruapaeroa/Travis Wetland to the Ōtākaro Awa (Avon River). The reserve, on both sides of State Highway 74, is still an important link that enables water, native fish and birds to move between the river and the wetland. It is recognised by Ngāi Tūāhuriri as a mahinga kai site, especially as a breeding site for Īnanga.
We will be adding to the area planted a few years ago by the Avon/Ōtākaro Network.
Access is via Brooker Ave (off New Brighton Road) with parking there and on Corserland Street (There will be signs directing you to the event)
There will be a BBQ for volunteers after the event, and portable toilets on site.
Please bring gloves and wear gumboots if possible!