Over the past six years, with the help of funding from the Waikato River Authority, we have cleared many kilometres of the Papa and Mangati waterways, turning them from choked and dying waterways into vibrant living streams. We have created tidal whitebait habitat spawning ponds and planted 40,000 native trees and plants.
Our new project is to continue planting on the hillside adjacent to a whitebait spawning habitat restoration project. We've reintroduced Miro, Matai, and Rimu which were once endemic to the area but are now all but gone. Our hope is that this will become a seed source for the entire district and these trees will be planted amongst numerous native species that are already established.
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Te Papa Whitebait Habitat and Riparian Restoration Project has had support for their plantings from 115 funders since 2017 and has received 9,785 trees through Trees That Count.
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