August 2021: The Upper Mataura crew decided the time was right to break away from being a part of the Between the Domes Catchment Group and form their own group. The newly defined area covers the wider surroundings of Athol and Garston and hopes to increase engagement from land owners in the area because the catchment is now more relevant. They discussed the possibilities for the group and gathered some ideas of what their objectives could be. The consensus was to hold a field day in November to learn about stream health, catch up and have a cold drink and a BBQ as a community. Following the field day, a committee meeting is planned to figure out a plan of work for 2022.