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Lake Runanga Restoration

We are restoring Lake Runanga back to its former health and fostering the return of locally extinct species back into the wetland and adjoining re-established bush. The overall lake level (350 ha.) has been restored to historic levels and now we are focusing our efforts on fencing off the lake from adjoining farmland, controlling willows within the wetland and re-establishing native forest around the lake as well as implementing long term predator control. 2.2km of fencing has already been done and 3000 plants planted. This winter will see a further 20,000 native plants planted.

Sandspit SOS Inc. (SSOSI)

Project names; Sandspit Reserve saltmarsh restoration, Banded Rail habitat, Dean's Island restoration. Predator control on that reserve.
Brick Bay Drive stream and associated wetlands restoration and inanga spawning site restoration.
Annual shellfish monitoring of spit's east side shellfish bed. This will be extended to the Rainbow's End shellfish bed in 2013 summer.
Shorebird data collection.
Waicare data collection of 2 local streams, gradually extending to other streams in the catchment.

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