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The Selwyn-Waihora Zone Committee has allocated more than $50,000 towards protecting Lake Lyndon.
The committee voted in favour of granting $50,189.35 of Immediate Steps funding to the Waimakariri Environment and Recreation Trust (WERT) towards two fencing projects in the Lake Lyndon area at its meeting on Tuesday. WERT includes representatives from the Department of Conservation, St Andrew’s College, University of Canterbury, Forest and Bird, recreationists and local farmers.
The projects involve putting in fencing at both the northern and southern entrances to Lake Lyndon in order to prevent vehicle access to the lake edge, as well as putting 1km of fencing around the small ephemeral lake adjacent to the main lake in order to prevent stock incursion.
WERT hopes to protect the delicate wetland habitat and plants; protect the habitat of native bird species such as the banded dotterels which use the shoreline areas to nest and fledge their chicks Selwyn-Waihora zone manager Michaela Rees said it was important to note there will still be existing proper boat launching ramps to the lake.
“The project is not stopping access to the lake by boats, and people will still be able to pursue water sports there.
“The fences will just stop people from backing their cars over the delicate wetland habitat and plants along its edge,” Michaela said. Read more...
Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee member John Sunckell responds to criticisms regarding the perception nothing is being done to improve water quality in the area.
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Selwyn Waihora ZIP (pdf 2.40 MB)
Selwyn-Waihora ZIP addendum (1 MB)
Selwyn–Waihora Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 231 kB)
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