Wetlands are where the water table is at or near the Earth’s surface. They purify water, prevent floods and erosion, store carbon, provide resources like peat and flax, process nutrients, act as nurseries and offer recreation and aesthetic value. In the past 150 years New Zealand has lost about 90% of its wetland areas and remaining wetlands are degraded due to pollution, grazing, drainage and presence of invasive plants.
Fernlea has wetlands running across the property with three little dams and we have our work cut out to restore our wetlands, but we are up to it!
Our first steps are to gain knowledge and create awareness. Every year we will be running a luncheon with a guest speaker, and after lunch we will give you a guided tour of our wetlands, discovering the special habitats and sharing our plans and progress. All the profits from the lunch to the National Wetland Trust of New Zealand.
Guest Speaker: TBC
Max 14 people.
Date: Saturday 29th Oct 2022
Start at 11:30 am
Ends at 2:30 pm
Need to come in comfy clothes and bring your wellies!