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Keep New Zealand Beautiful

September 12 @ 12:00 pm 2:00 pm


We will again be joined by Waterwatch, Wai Kaitiaki to test the water in the Liffey Stream in Lincoln.  The event, is organised with local schools (Pre-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 could be found on the domain surrounding the upper Liffey River. The rubbish collected is then carefully sorted into yellow, green or red buckets.

The High School Group 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 results of this more elaborate testing on the river water, will be published on our website.

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 lunch provided afterwards, which is very much enjoyed after everyone had endeavored, in their own small way, to keep a part of New Zealand beautiful.

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445

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, Creative Communities Scheme, Lincoln Community Trust, Lincoln Community Committee.