Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Reserve Management Plan
Grovetown Lagoon is an oxbow, or horseshoe, lake four kilometres northeast of Blenheim. The lagoon has become a popular area for walking, biking, picnicking, kayaking, food gathering and bird watching. There is a wealth of natural resources at the Lagoon and physical resources have been developed over time by Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Incorporated (the Society).
Swans at Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon
A community management plan for the Lagoon was developed in 2003. There have been short term work plans written and implemented over the last 15 years however the community management plan has not been updated since 2003.
The society and the Council would like direction from the community as to how the area should be managed. It is envisioned that the new management plan will enable a mix of uses and values to be supported as well as putting in place policy to guide the day-to-day management.
The following table sets out an indicative timeframe for development of the plan:
Request for feedback/suggestions
Develop draft plan
November 2021 to March 2022
Draft plan released to the public for submissions
Develop final plan