The restoration of the Groom Creek wetland has been a major focus of Friends of the Maitai since 2014. Regular planting and plant care days have seen this area transformed with the trees now reaching maturity and the river banks clad in flax and grasses.
Adjacent to the area we maintain additional restoration by the Nelson City Council includes ponds and extensive planting.
Groom Creek: Opposite Maitai Valley Motor camp
Area 1000 sq m approx.
September Groom creek – opposite Maitai Valley Motor camp – approx 1200 mixed species plants planted
1600 mixed species at the Groom Creek site
1300 mixed species at the Groom Creek site
Planned – Sunday – June 18th – 155 mixed species
Ongoing fortnightly plant releasing, weeding and mulching by the Friends of the Maitai Planting group.
Denis Blomquist’s ongoing contributions – weeding the Groom Creek site – Old man’s beard, broom, blackberry, bracken
Regularly mowing pathways in planted area.
Trapping line for rats, mice, mustelids from top of Groom Creek area to top end of Waihitakaro golf course
Denis built a stile in Autumn 2017 for public access through the Groom Creek area.