Peninsula Planting and Restoration Groups Have Received $2M Funding From Waikato Regional Council.
These photos were taken over three years at a local stream near the edge of Colville Bay, on the Coromandel Peninsula. Stream banks and saltmarsh were planted and fenced with help from Colville Harbour Care and funding from Waikato Regional Council. The results are amazing. The plants have survived and matured, the stream now has a stony bottom, and the native birds are back.
Denis Tegg, Thames Coromandel representative on the Waikato Regional Council urges people to call the council on 0800 800 401 if they have a similar project in mind, because funding and expertise may be available.
Thames Coromandel pest trapping, kiwi care, and river catchment, harbour and beach restoration groups have received almost $2 million from Waikato Regional Council in the last 3 years. Thames Coromandel restoration groups get an outsized slice of regional council funds due to the high quality of their work and their great community effort and commitment.
In addition, Regional Council secured $1million of ‘Shovel Ready’ funding for local ‘Clean Streams’ and harbour restoration projects to keep our waterways swimmable.