Tutaepatu Lagoon

Tutaepatu Lagoon near Woodend Beach is being transformed from a weed-infested waterway into an indigenous coastal ecosystem thanks to $200 000 of restoration funding from the Waimakariri Zone Committee.

Over 30 000 native trees have been planted around the edge of the lagoon over the last five years using the funding which is part of Environment Canterbury’s Immediate Steps programme. Grey willow and old man’s beard have been removed along with more than 800 pest animals to allow native species such as kahikatea, mudfish, morepork and bittern to thrive throughout the lagoon area.

Contact

Greg Byrnes

Greg.Byrnes@Tūhaitara.com

Website

http://ecan.govt.nz/news-and-notices/news/pages/biodiversity-flourishes-tutaepatu-lagoon.aspx

Statistics

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