Silverstream Reserve Advisory Group
We are a group of enthusiastic volunteers committed to developing the 52 hectare reserve which bounds the Silverstream in Clarkville, North Canterbury under the umbrella of the Waimakariri District Council.
The Silver Stream winds its way through the Silverstream Reserve - a 52 hectare native bush reserve. It is renowned for its clear, spring-fed waters, trout fishing and seasonal salmon. It is significant to local Maori for mahinga kai – the gathering of food and the rich culture that comes with that. The Silver Stream is also the South Branch of the Upper Kaiapoi River that runs through Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend. It is a tributary of the Waimakariri meeting it at the estuary near Kaiapoi.
Since 2006, volunteers from the Silverstream Advisory Group have completed two restoration projects in the reserve. Altogether we have planted some 9,000 native plants. The reserve is managed by the Waimakariri District Council, with input from the local iwi.