DoC Logo SQSeaweek 2017 events for the West Coast will have full details uploaded to this page as we receive them. Contact the West Coast Regional Coordinator if you’d like to get involved: Rachel Norton – email: rnorton@doc.govt.nz, phone: 03 750 0806


Seaweek 2017 Events:


West Coast Beach Clean-ups

Saturday 4 March 2017, 10am until 12 noon.
Coastal settlements – get your groups together and head out onto the beach for a massive beach clean-up.
WDC have offered free dumping of approved rubbish bags. Contact Rachel Norton 7500 806 for your bag.
All welcome



Estuaries: “what lives in our mud”

Friday 3 March 2017, 9am. Meet at Donovan’s Store, Okarito.

Join DOC staff and local runanga to explore and learn about Okarito estuary,

All welcome:  please bring gumboots, sunscreen, hat, a bucket & spade and a sense of fun and adventure – it’s going to be a great day!
For more details contact: Chris Monson 027 543 9963 or Rachel Norton 03 7500 806


Rapahoe Beach Clean-up

Tuesday 21 February 2017 from 12.15pm until 2.30pm. Meet at Point Elizabeth Track carpark, Rapahoe, Greymouth.

Join DOC and the community for a rubbish clean up at Point Elizabeth Track, Rapahoe. Bring your own gardening gloves, water, rain coat and/or sun hat. Rubbish bags and sunscreen will be provided. There will be a vehicle for large rubbish items.

Free event.

Contact: Lauren Kelley email: lkelley@doc.govt.nz Ph: (027) 312-4687




Marine Metre Squared

Why not grab a Marine Metre Squared kit and go out to discover what lives on your local shore?

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