On Saturday night (18 September), we decorated our charity ball with over 200 native trees. Today, 50 children from Tirau Primary School, our Chairman James Bailey and other volunteers planted these trees alongside the Te Waihou Walkway at the head of the Waihou River.
Bravo to all of those who supported us. We’ll be updating this page with further planting and keep you up to date as the trees grow: this is a long-term project.
What is Mountain to Sea?
Because our oceans and coastlines are downstream from everywhere, taking care of the rivers and streams that flow into them is critical in protecting marine ecosystems. Mountain to Sea is a concept that Environment Waikato, NZ Landcare Trust, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Department of Conservation and South Waikato District Council have collaborated on that looks to manage human environmental impacts holistically.
This concept is being brought to life through the Kaimai Catchments Project (funded through the Ministry for the Environment’s Sustainable Management Fund), which aims to work in partnership with landowners, the community and resource management agencies in the catchments of the Waihou River and Tauranga Harbour to reduce erosion and run-off, and stabilise river banks. This will help to clean-up the waters of the Firth of Thames and Tauranga Harbour. Sustainable Coastlines is pleased to announce our involvement in the Kaimai Catchments Project, by helping to plant trees along the Te Waihou Walkway.
How you can help?
Support this project and future planting work along the Waihou River by buying a tree for a $10 donation now — just head to our donations page.