A collaboration between Council’s Healthy Streams programme and Media Design students from NMIT has resulted in two beautiful field guides, designed and produced by students, to encourage people to explore and appreciate the biodiversity and history of two of Nelson’s much-loved waterways.

The guides to Wakapuaka (rural) and Te Wairepo/York Stream (urban) are designed to focus attention on water catchments. They provide a starting point from which to explore these freshwater habitats and to bring about increased awareness and care for our local river systems.

The field guides invite readers to undertake a journey of discovery through macro to micro views of waterways, their inhabitants and neighbouring species. 
They are a guide to the art of exploration, including references to the many sources of further information about streamlife.

The Field Guide to Wakapuaka designed by Cristina Rule and produced with support by Ngāti Tama.
Know your Stream - Te Wairepo/York Stream Field Guide was designed by Escher Kelaher. 

The field guides can be downloaded here