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Field Trips - Friday 24 November

All field trips are subject to maximum numbers, book your space now!

Waikato Peat Lakes

Waikato Peat Lake

Peat lakes are distinctive features in the Waikato Region, having formed alongside the once large areas of peat bogs. Now they are mostly found in pastoral landscapes and subject to water level change, nutrient enrichments and peat shrinkage. Efforts to restore these lakes include the Living Water partnership between Fonterra and the Department of Conservation who are working together to improve biodiversity and water quality across three peat lakes. This trip will highlight some of the projects being undertaken at Lakes Areare, Rotomānuka and Ruatuna.

A visit to the National Wetland Centre will also be included depending on timing and number who register for this field trip.

Departs from and returns to: Claudelands Events Centre
Departure time: 8.30am
Return time: 2.30pm

Price: $55.00 per person



Urban stream restoration in Hamilton

Urban stream restoration

Hamilton’s urban gully systems are a unique ecological feature of the city and are a central focus of a city-wide restoration programme for indigenous ecosystems. This trip will showcase some of the restoration projects and research being undertaken around the city, focusing on Bankwood and Mangakotukutuku Streams.

Work has included fish passage enhancements, installation of artificial instream habitats, riparian enhancement and wetland creation. We will also get the chance to meet some of New Zealand’s unique native fish.

Departs from and returns to: Claudelands Events Centre
Departure time: 8.30am
Return time: 1.00pm

Price: $55.00 per person


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