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Pokaiwhenua Stream Restoration

Pokaiwhenua Stream Restoration

Pokaiwhenua Stream Restoration

Pokaiwhenua Stream Restoration • News • Forest View High School

During our most recent lockdown I reached out to the new group that has formed in the local community to improve the access to and the environment of the Pokaiwhenua Stream that flows from the pine plantations through farm land between Tokoroa and Putaruru before entering the Waikato River in the upper reaches of Lake Karapiro.

Earlier this week we gathered water samples to have nitrate samples on the water way accessed to support the improvements needed in the stream itself.

The project will be linked to the restoration group itself, regional council, DOC, and Fish and Game. 

Our first project involvement will start on Wednesday the 29th September with a planting day at the Wiltsdown Road site, focused on creating a wetland and the planting of the riparian zone between the wetland and the stream boundary.

There will be further work on this later this term and into the future as the access along the stream improves, especially taking in the  waterfalls found downstream from this access point 

Another project is to create another wetland on the Waldon's farm, which i will be doing a planning visit to the site in the upcoming holidays. 

In term 4 students will have the opportunity to be involved in these and other Enviro Schools projects in the local community.

Mark Bannister

Enviro Schools.

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