McCormacks Bay Wetland restoration 2023

This largely neglected wetland has been 'adopted' as another project by the Estuary Trust in 2014. Christchurch City Council as land owners supervise the project and funding has been received from Environment Canterbury Bio-diversity Fund.

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Planning for this project commenced in 2013 with the first restoration session commencing September 2014.  Since then, the project sees volunteers from the Ferrymead Rotary Club, MtPleasant Residents Association and local residents attend regularly to plant, mulch, prune and weed.  Inez Grim as the volunteer coordinator and CCC park ranger Matt Rose to supervise and guide the volunteers have since 2014 achieved a massive increase in vegetation and birdlife.    

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Volunteer working sessions for 2023 are happening  every 3rd Sunday of the month between 2 - 4 pm. Just look out for CCC park ranger vehicle along McCormacks Bay Road and you will find the team there. Tools provided.

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