Engaging Clutha District communities to improve ecosystem health, freshwater quality and the value of food and fibre products produced in the region.

Supporting farmer led catchment groups:

  • On farm field days
  • Encourage good management practices
  • Riparian planting
  • Trialing stream erosion mitigations
  • Installing sediment traps and wetlands
  • Providing a voice for South Otago farmers

Gauging our water quality and stream health:

  • In stream water monitoring sites
  • Macroinvertebrate (MCI) assessments

Engaging our tamariki:

  • Local schools adopting a stream
  • Urban connection– bringing school classes to our place

Encouraging innovation:

  • Exploring new ideas and methods for environmental management in the District

Championing community well being and learning:

  • Bringing technical experts to South Otago to learn from
  • Community wellbeing evenings

Market research:

  • How can we maximise returns on our food and fibre products

Keeping you up to date:

Download Summary and Catchment Group Map


Project Manager - Lloyd McCall
027 248 9090

Project Coordinator - Craig Simpson
027 286 4611

Project Coordinator - Rebecca Begg
021 136 0765

Goals of Catchment Groups

  • Improve water quality across all tributaries
  • To establish sub catchment groups
  • Farmers encouraging farmers
  • Share and encourage best practice by all
  • Communicate simple messages
  • Regulation changes that allow activities that help improve water quality.
  • Measure and celebrate progress
  • Tell our story
  • Community recognition of efforts made

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