Rock snot, didymo and algae are terms we need to be constantly
aware of with the lakes and waterways in our district constantly
exposed to the threat of these freshwater pests.
If you’ve ever entered a swim or triathlon here, you would
have had your wetsuit ‘dipped’ before the event or you may be
a boat or jetski user and seen the Check Clean Dry signs about.
This is all an effort to prevent these pests taking hold in our
lakes and rivers.
Let's all look after the
place we love and keep our waterways enjoyable for many
years to come.
Watch this video or visit the Biosecurity New Zealand website for more information and tips on how to properly clean your gear.