DoC Logo SQSeaweek 2019 events for the West Coast will have full details uploaded to this page as we receive them. Contact the West Coast Regional Coordinators if you’d like to get involved:
Rachel Norton (Haast) – email: rnorton@doc.govt.nz phone: 03 750 0806
Lauren Kelley (Greymouth) – email: lkelley@doc.govt.nz phone: 027 312 4687

If you attend a Seaweek 2019 event you can win a copy of The Collins Field Guide to the NZ Seashore by completing one of our online Event Reports to tell us what you enjoyed about the event.


 West Coast Seaweek 2019 Events


Explore the Rocky Shore

Friday 22 March 2019, 5.30pm at Motukiekie Rocks Beach, 12 Mile. Please meet at the layby just north of 12 Mile settlement near Motukiekie Rocks, on State Highway 6 between Rapahoe and Barrytown. We’ll have a flag or sign out so it’s visible.
In celebration of Seaweek, DOC and the Kiwi Conservation Club are hosting an evening of exploration on the beach at 12 Mile, between Rapahoe and Barrytown.
With low tide and sunset happening together, it’s the perfect opportunity to experience the real West Coast and get up close to the critters that live in the rock pools. DOC rangers will be on hand to show you around and share information on what we find.
All science gear will be supplied, just bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear and a torch.
This is a FREE event, and all are welcome. It is an especially great opportunity for families to learn about the area together.
Please RSVP to Community Ranger Lauren Kelley for more information and to ensure space – Lkelley@doc.govt.nz or 03 768 0427.
The meeting point will be at the layby just north of the 12 Mile settlement, near Motukiekie Rocks on State Highway 6, no later than 5:30pm.
Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided on the beach afterward.
We hope to see you there!
All science gear will be supplied, just bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear and a torch.
Free event.

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