F&B Manawatū are running 2 trips as part of 2019 Conservation Week.
Logan Brown, Freshwater and Partnerships Manager at Horizons Regional Council, will guide us to view a couple of fish passages near Shannon. You will have the option to view them from the bank or grab your gumboots and get down to the streams—it is shallow water—and have a closer look at the construction and look for crawlies.
If time permits, we will also visit the nearby Mangahao White Water Park and the Mangahao Power Station (outside only). The Mangahao Power Station was the first of many large hydro power stations to be built in New Zealand under a Government resourced plan to provide a national supply of electricity.
Depart: Palmerston North at 09:00 a.m. (Sharp)
Meet: Palmerston North: Carpool—meet on Church St, opposite Centrepoint Theatre & Salvation Army Shop (on Railway land side). If you carpool, please share petrol costs with the driver.
Fitness Level: Easy or moderate (if you explore the fish passage in the stream)
What to bring: Bring gumboots, if you plan to walk in the stream. Also, please bring snacks, lunch, water, raincoat, stout footwear(waterproof) and walking poles if you usually use them—and do not forget your camera.
For more info & register: Email: Manawatu.Branch@forestandbird.org.nz
Note 1: This trip is limited to 20 people. If we exceed this number, then we will put your name on a waiting list.
Note 2: In the event of severe weather, or other issues, this trip might get cancelled. Please provide your contact details to ensure you receive any updates. Also, check for messages the evening before the trip in case it is cancelled.