Posted on November 30, 2015
Martin Wilke from Latitude Magazine recently discovered the magic of Lincoln Wetland near Christchurch. Today the 20 acre water catchment landscape is home to an abundance of flora and fauna and is a recreational reserve enjoyed by walkers, cyclists, and environmental enthusiasts and bird watchers alike.
But few know the background to the wetland that was designed and planted by Kauri Park Nurseries for Selwyn District Council and Grant Hood Contracting some three years ago. Hidden amongst the beauty of the 130,000 sedges, reeds and wetland species that were planted, is a fully functional, natural stormwater treatment process.
An article written by Martin goes behind the scenes of this impressive landscape architecture and is aptly named A Good Reed.