Thank you to all who got stuck in and made this planting possible!
The Waitakaruru stream was full after a week of rain, but we were lucky that the rain held off until the last plants were in the ground! Continuing on from plantings earlier this winter, the fenced banks were planted to establish a riparian margin, which helps to stabilise the banks and filter sediment from entering the water.
In order for these native seedlings to become established trees we will need to return to manage weeds and pests, so please keep an eye on our events page for return maintenance days!
A big thanks again to the support from Simplicity and The Tindall Foundation, along with Trust Waikato, who’ve helped collaboratively fund our efforts. Also a huge thank you to the support of the Piako Catchment Forum, and for the volunteer support from the Green S Welfare Team, Telfer Young crew and Student Volunteer Army.