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World Wetlands Day

Many organisations around the world and in New Zealand marked World Wetlands Day on 2 February, the anniversary of signing the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance at Ramsar, in Iran, in 1971.  Environment Canterbury Councillor, Jane Demeter, contributed an article to The Press on the day. There had been a "Soggy Feet at Boggy Creek" gathering the previous Saturday near Leeston, in Canterbury, with bus trips to a more developed restoration project at Harts Creek, near Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

Harts Creek, World Wetlands Day [Photo: Frank Sharpe WET  ]

Boggy Creek, World Wetlands Day [Photo: Jane Demeter, ECan]