In July/August 2021 we ran a Biannual Survey to understand the concerns and values of the local community. This allowed us to present the findings to LINZ, council and local stakeholders such as Contact Energy so they could have a better grasp of how the community feels about various issues and uses of the lake.
Over the coming weeks mayor Tim Cadogan is going to put together a number of video clips that will break the complex Thee Waters Reform information down into bite-sized chunks.
To learn more about the reform and watch further videos, visit:
Listen to Megan from Lake Dunstan Charitable Trust (LDCT) chat with Henry on Radio Central about what's going on this month with Lake Dunstan and the Kawarau Arm.
Megan will be on the radio the third Thursday of each month at 8:40am so make sure you tune in!
A few weeks back (before lockdown) Megan visited Molyneux Educare to teach the children why conservation is needed in the region.
It was amazing to engage young minds on why we need to save plants and animals, what human activity has caused their decline and what species should and shouldn't be found here.
This is the generation that will face the negative impacts of human activity on the earth more than any before but they are also the ones who can repair the damage. Their passion and appreciation of the environment can help us find a way to reduce our impact on nature and live in harmony.
We are really looking forward to more lessons and activities with them once we are safely out of lockdown.
Today Megan spoke at the Golden View Resident meeting to share how the trust is working to give the community the lake it deserves. It was great to share information on what issues we currently face in and around the lake and how we can work with the community and stakeholders to eradicate/manage them.
We change to be community lead as the community knows what it needs. We want to understand everyone's ideas, concerns and opinions on various aspects of the lake so that we can progress in the right direction.
Many residents of the Golden View Lifestyle Village have seen the dramatic change in our landscape from orchards, vineyards and the dam. Understanding how their use of our waterways have changed will help us learn what we need to improve, increase and eradicate.
Yesterday, our community coordinator, Megan, went on a tour of the Clyde Dam with the local Brownies & Girl guides. They learned about the incredible engineering that went into building the dam, how it keeps up with power demand and how they monitor for natural disasters.