Selwyn Trap Library November

Come see us for trapping advice and trap hire.

There will be a limited number of DOC200 and Possum traps and bait to loan out.

The trap library will be open on the last Saturday of every month at the Lincoln Farmers & Craft Market.  There will be no trap library in December.


Our Sponsors

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community, Lincoln University and Lincoln Community Committee.


Andrew Boyd will explain the exciting changes underway at Selwyn’s Resource Recovery Park.

The Reconnect Project is an innovative and ambitious project aimed at getting people thinking differently about waste materials, showcasing recovery of materials from the waste stream, and alternative options to landfill.

Andrew Boyd is the Solid Waste Manager at Selwyn District Council.

This will be followed by the Lincoln Envirotown Trust AGM.

Our Sponsors

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful – Liffey Water Testing

Lincoln Envirotown are lucky enough to be joined every year by Waterwatch, Wai Kaitiaki to test the water in the Liffey Stream in Lincoln.  The event, is organised with three school levels (Pre-school, Primary School, and High School) and each group had its own set of activities all aimed at maintaining an awareness of keeping our environment as pristine as possible.

Kidsfirst Lincoln set about picking up as much rubbish as can be found on the domain surrounding the upper Liffey River. The rubbish collected is then carefully sorted into yellow, green or red buckets.

The Enviro Group from the Primary Schools assess the water quality by collecting water from the river and seeing what tiny living creatures are there (indicator invertebrates).  They are also shown how to test water health by measuring oxygen levels with the equipment and expertise provided by Waterwatch. The High School arrive last and complete the more elaborate testing on the river water, the results of which are shown below.

Whilst all the activities are pursued with enthusiasm and interest, it is fair to say that the most interest and enthusiasm is reserved for the sausages that Lincoln New World traditionally provide and cook for us. These are very much enjoyed after everyone has endeavored, in their own small way, to keep a part of New Zealand beautiful.


Explore Our Wetlands – KidsFest

Ticket sales start on Tuesday 2 June at 9am.

– Come on a journey into our exciting wetlands.

– Discover which animals live in them and what grows around them.

– Find out where our wetlands are and why they are important.

– Make all these discoveries, through a variety of craft and science activities.

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Focus For Future – Selwyn Environmental Short Film Competition 2020

Into Film?

Passionate about the environment?

Do your bit to encourage people to take care of the environment!

Make a film that will stimulate those who view it into taking action!

We challenge you to Focus for Future and make a short film (5 mins max.).

The competition is open to all, and people are encouraged to be as creative as they like, using any combination of animation, video or slides to carry their environmental message.

Deadline for entries is Monday 31 August, 5pm.

Attend the Awards Ceremony and screening of films at the Lincoln Event Centre.  Due to level 2 restrictions the date for the awards is still to be decided, we will notify participants when confirmed.

Prizes are given to winners in each category and the overall winner receives the Kea Trophy.

Note: We welcome all entries but please be aware the majority of entries received are from children and young adults.


Download the Instructions & Entry Forms

Everything you need to get going with your film.