The Whangawehi Community (represented by Tangata Whenua, landowners, District and Regional Council) share a desire to maintain or improve the different cultural, ecological, recreational & economical values of the Whangawehi Catchment. Central to this aim is the need to address water quality issues & the loss of habitat for important freshwater & estuarine species.
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Rivers, streams and lakes
Welcome to the Upper Clutha Conservation Network. Following on from the Community Conservation Forum held in Wanaka in May 2014, this network is for groups, individuals and landowners undertaking conservation restoration work in the Upper Clutha region. From the feedback generated at this meeting we identified that there are opportunities for collaboration, information sharing and development at a more operational level to be explored. Objectives of the network:
• To identify ways the conservation groups can work together to exchange information and to create synergies
Working with the local Glen Eden community to restore the Waikumete, Bishop and Whakarina Streams.
The Trust was established to be the leading contributor to the protection, enhancement and public enjoyment of Baring Head and its environs, and to assist the Greater Wellington Regional Council in its stewardship of the area.
Individual property restoration project at the mouth of the Waingaro River as it enters Raglan Harbour.
Reconstruction of ecosystems once present in the area, restoration of the water quality of the lake, recreation, education and research and tourism destination alongside the Hamilton Zoo.
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.
Friends of Birdwood Reserve are a group of dedicated volunteers working to restore an important area of urban native forest in the Kaiwharawhara Stream valley. Key activities include weed and rubbish clearance, tree planting, track building, and visitor education.
Forest type is Lowland Broadleaf-Podocarp, with a mix of remnant and regenerating areas. The valley floor is generally fertile, and retains moisture year-round - a great habitat for planting the now uncommon Swamp Maire.
The objectives of the Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society (MOWS) are to support and encourage the conservation and restoration of the Lower Kaituna River, Maketu Ongatoro and Little Waihi Estuaries and their associated wetlands.
Group of landowners undertaking stream restoration along the Manawa stream, between Margan Ave and Gardner Ave, New Lynn, Auckland.