Arthur’s Pass Weed Blitz
28 November at 8:00 am - 29 November at 5:00 pm
This event is an amazing community experience! With a collaboration of groups and a bit of mahi, we can really make a difference!
Ecosystems on the braided rivers rely on the rolling movement of greywacke river stones to channel the rivers wide and shallow. This enables species to feed and thrive and camouflage. Introduced plants such as Russell lupins give structure to the braid. This creates islands and channels deepen. The ecosystem is changed with less area for nesting and predators have somewhere to hide and get close to nesting birds.
Many species are now critially endangered. The ngutuparore (wrybill) is the only bird in the whole world with a beak that curves to the right. This helps them flick stones over and get insects such as the mayfly. There are now less than 5,000 left.
The Arthur’s Pass community remove as many weeds as they can, but it is a small community so let’s help them out!
There will be 4 working bees during the weekend and you are welcome to join in as many or as few as you like.
The Arthur’s Community welcome us to join in with a potluck dinner in the evening. Bring along some food to share!
Some Useful Links
To register go to conservationvolunteers.co.
To enquire about accommodation and/or transport please email Donna Lusby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Working bees are:
2:30pm – 4:30pm
both days 28 and 29 November
Come for as many or as few working bees as you like. Come along and help make a difference!!!
If you would like to discuss getting together a group from Christchurch please email email@example.com or contact Kat 021 744 909 by text or phone.
This is an amazing opportunity to have an art piece in your own home, so you can appreciate the braided rivers everyday! Amazing artwork for an amazing cause!