Out on the roto / lake; monthly visual clarity testing
When: 19th December | 5.30pm-7pm and every month between 20th-30th of the month
Where: Waterfall Creek carpark
Come along to meet some of the team and fellow volunteers for a fun hour of getting out on the water and learning how to date visual clarity measurements. Email email@example.com if you would like to come along, we do this every month! If you would like to learn more about secchi disks and why water clarity matters, click here.
Kirimoko plant maintenance
When: Every month on the 20th
December 20th | February 20th | March 20th | April 19th
Where: Kirimoko bike trails
Join us for monthly evenings caring for our backyard: plant maintenance, invasive species control, and trap checks. Meet your community and be a part of the change!
The Kirimoko Catchment Group is a group of passionate neighbours working to improve biodiversity around the kirimoko trails, these monthly sessions are a great chance to meet people in your community, have a laugh and pull out some weeds. See the flyer here.
What to bring:
– sturdy footwear
– water bottle
– friends and whānau – many hands make light work!
Bike Wānaka | Southern Ventures | Wānaka Backyard Trapping | WAI Wānaka
Bremner Bay working Bee
When: 2nd December | 10am-1pm
Where: Bremner Bay BBQ
Drop in and meet your neighbours! We’ll have lots of information to share on exotic pest plant identification and stormwater. This is your chance to help take care of this beautiful beach by removing exotic species and maintaining the existing native plantings.
This is a drop-in session to get some good mahi done around Bremner Bay and also a great opportunity to meet other locals who live nearby and also want to take care of this little slice of the lake.
See the flyer here.
Te Kākano | QLDC | Upper Clutha Wilding Tree Group
Wastebusters Christmas Market
When: 25th November | 10am-2pm
Where: Wastebusters Wānaka
We’ll be parking up at Wastebusters for their Sustainable Christmas Market chatting about stormwater and volunteer opportunities. Also, thanks to some local artists and entrepreneurs, we’ll have some sustainable christmas gift ideas with a portion of the proceeds going to WAI Wānaka.
Wastebusters’ Sustainable Christmas Market – Wastebusters
WAO Summit – WAI Wānaka events
Every year, WAI Wānaka participates in the WAO Summit by putting on events related to the care and preservation of our freshwater and native biodiversity. Find out more about this year’s WAI events by clicking on the links below:
Ki uta ki tai – Mountains to Ocean: Microplastics in our Lakes – Veronica Rotman (in partnership with WAI) @ The Wao Summit: 26 October 12pm – 1:30pm
Biodiversity on Farm – David Norton (in partnership with WAI) @ The Wao Summit: 27 October 11am – 12pm
Soil Health in the Upper Clutha – WAI @ The Wao Summit: 27 October 1pm – 3pm
Big Ideas, Tiny Talks – WAI @ The Wao Summit: 27 October 5pm – 6:30pm
Sustainable Communities Tour – WAI @ The Wao Summit: 28 October 10am – 3pm
Click here for an overview of WAI events at the 2023 Wao Summit.
Community Microplastics Event
Step into the shoes of a researcher and have a go at sampling for microplastics at our all-ages community event along the Wānaka lakefront (near Dinosaur Park).
When: Saturday, 14 October 2023 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Wānaka Lakefront (near Dinosaur Park)
Join us for a morning of:
- Scientific exploration: take a sample and test for microplastics in Lake Wānaka using the methods scientists do and check out your findings under a microscope.
- Behind-the-scenes look: learn about the equipment used on our research boat and help us name our biggest piece of monitoring equipment – the mighty manta trawl!
- Lakefront rubbish pick-up: join in on our community rubbish pick-up to prevent more plastic pollution from finding its way into our waterways.
- Community Action: enjoy interactive displays, fun learning tools and plastic-free swap ideas from our friends at Plastic Free Wānaka and Wastebusters!
Read all about the event here.
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