'Touchstone' - refers to the lake as being an assimilation of all human activity in the surrounding catchment. Water bodies such as large lakes are often referred to as “touchstones” of the past.
The Touchstone Project is a direct action initiative to support those concerned about the Lake Wanaka water catchment, raise awareness of impacts around the lake, and how you can have a positive influence on the water in the lake.
By working with people who 'do stuff ' - those making tangible differences, and by starting to gather and understand information about what affects our lake we can start to carry out actions that directly improve the lakes values and support everything we like about living near lake Wanaka. The Lake is our ’Touchstone', as such we need to help manage it.
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