This 20 ha of land bordered by Linwood Ave and Humphries drive was drained and from 1920's much was pasture-land. From 1991 the Christchurch City Council cleared the paddocks, scraped tidal pools and in 2005 the reserve was oficially opened. Since 2005 just over 110,000 trees, shrubs and saltmarsh plants have been planted, largely by volunteers coordinated by the Estuary Trust and supervised by Andrew Crossland - CCC Park Ranger.
MONITORING PROJECT REPORT Between 2015 to 2017 Ecologist Denise Ford conducted a small mammal and arthropod monitoring project. See her report attched here. Charlesworth Monitoring Project Report 2018.pdf
Every Sunday afternoon between 2 and 4pm you are invited to join the maintenance team to assist with tasks such as planting, pruning, invasive weed removal watering. Tasks depend on weather and seasons but there is always something we can do.