PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED FROM 9 OCTOBER DUE TO UNSAFE RIVER LEVELS.
POSTPONEMENT DATE YET TO BE CONFIRMED.
Please note that the Manawatu Estuary Trust's “Welcome to the Birds” event on Sunday 9 October is still going ahead, between 2:30pm and 4:30pm, so if you still wish to view the many special birds at the estuary you are welcome, though you will need your own transport. Participants are invited to meet at the viewing platform at the end of Darwick Street, Foxton Beach. For more information about "Welcome to the Birds" and any cancellation notice (should the weather be too rough on the day) visit Manawatu Estuary Trust's Facebook page .
Walk the Piriharakeke Walkway, visit Wildlife Foxton Trust Centre for a BBQ lunch, ride a boat through Foxton Loop, and view godwits and other shorebirds at an internationally-recognised estuary.
Don't miss the one-off opportunity for a guided introduction to the environment and heritage of our Manawatu River as it flows out to the sea. Even those familiar with the area will learn something new about the region's history and ecology.
A reasonable level of fitness is required as a 4.5 km walk is included. Please note this trip is not suitable for small children. (If you would like to take the kids into nature, there is a child friendly walk at the Turitea Stream as part of EnviroFest also on 9th October.)
Cost is $20 with the BBQ lunch and afternoon tea provided. Registrations close Thursday October 6th. We recommend you register early, as places are strictly limited.
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions for the boats means the trip has to be postponed, all participants will be advised by email and by a notice on this event page. Any postponement will be advised by the morning of Friday October 7th, with the new date to be advised after October 9th.
This trip is brought to you by Environment Network Manawatu and the biodiversity cluster as part of EnviroFest with financial support from Palmerston North City Environmental Trust, the New Zealand Landcare Trust and Horizons Regional Council. ENM also wishes to acknowledge operational support from the Palmerston North City Council, Lottery Community, ECCT and COGS.