Science at the heart of local action

ALREC is the brainchild of the late ORC councilor Dr. Maggie Lawton, a founding WAI Wānaka Trustee, and Dr. Marc Schallenberg from the University of Otago.  Maggie passionately believed that more needed to be done to encourage science-based management of the South Island Alpine Lakes.

Currently in the process of being established at Riverbank Road, ALREC will provide researchers, schools and community groups with a field station to facilitate research while also becoming an environmental hub to engage the community topics linked to freshwater health, including biodiversity,  soil, carbon, ecosystem health, climate change, waste management, sustainability and environmental stewardship.

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