Now to be held INSIDE (thanks to the forecast weather) South Library and boardroom area, Colombo Street, Christchurch.
Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network's World Rivers Day Celebration 2020 has combined forces with World Fish Migration Day to become bigger, better and is now World Rivers & Fish Migration Day!!
Well it just makes sense.
Join us at our central hub at South Library on Colombo St with displays, workshops, activities, music, a small planting along the river banks, the photo competition prize-giving, a free barbeque, wander around with a giant kōkopu, draw some river critters, and find some fun facts to win prizes.
World Rivers Day is an annual international event, and one of the Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network (OHRN) planned annual events to celebrate the river, the groups along the river and to bring people together. World Fish Migration Day (also an annual international event) was to be held in May, but was postponed due to Covid-19 lockdown, but helps swell our participant numbers to include DoC, Niwa, University of Canterbury, Fulton Hogan, and others.
We hope to see you there!
Stalls & Activities:
Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network
Ōpāwaho Heathcote Community Groups
Wildlings station run by Stacey from Beckenham Kindy
Fulton Hogan/Christchurch Northern Corridor Alliance - Highways and waterways
Healthy Ōpāwaho art & activity table with Working Waters Trust
Department of Conservation - fish barriers, invasive species
EOS Ecology - īnaka
University of Canterbury with native fish
Environment Canterbury - Stormwater Superheroes
Enviroschools invertebrate investigation
NIWA - tuna/eels
Predator Free Ōpāwaho/Summit Rd Society
Ecogard - plant protectors
And quite possibly more.
Planting beside the river with CCC Ranger Heidi [please take care crossing the street]
Free BBQ Koha welcome :)