Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is proud to announce Mondelez New Zealand as the newest partner of our Papakura Stream Restoration Project. Mondelez NZ sponsorship will fund the installation of fence posts made by Future Posts from all the soft plastic that you drop off to your supermarket collection points for recycling. Fencing waterways is vital to protect freshwater from nutrients, effluent and sediment by excluding stock and creating a buffer between water and the land. Fencing will help to maintain and improve water quality and create a habitat for birds and freshwater species. Using Future Posts fence posts also has the added benefit of diverting plastic waste from landfill and putting it to good use to help protect our environment. Mondelez will also help fund trees for riparian planting and run volunteer days for their staff to help plant up the waterways. We’re so excited for this support.
Papakura Stream Restoration Project
The Papakura Stream Restoration Project is a large, multi-stakeholder, catchment wide programme that will restore and protect this important waterway and the habitat for the diverse species that call this area home. The project’s aim is to restore and protect stream banks and water quality, as well as habitat for native species. This restoration will include fencing (with Future Posts – recycled plastic fence posts), planting native trees and shrubs, water quality monitoring, plant maintenance, and community engagement. Restoration will take place on both public land, in partnership with Manurewa, Franklin and Papakura Local Boards, and private land, in partnership with farmers and other landowners. This project will also require the support of the local community and the corporate community in the form of volunteering, sponsorship and partnerships.
Volunteer on Endangered Species Day
Come join us for Endangered Species Day as we launch our stream restoration programme. The event will take place at Brookby Wildlife Habitat as we help private landowners, Mark and Nicky Auld, to restore their wetland areas and protect mature kahikatea stands and the nearby Papakura Stream. This wetland area will be fenced using Future Posts fence posts which are made from recycled soft plastic. This fencing is sponsored by Mondelēz New Zealand and will protect the stream and our restoration sites from livestock. For our launch event we will get started on planting the 3,500 native trees to be planted here this coming winter. This area is home to threatened kākā, bats and longfin eel and aims to improve their habitat.
Where: Brookby Wildlife Habitat, Brookby
When: Friday 21st May, 10am – 2pm
Activities: Planting 1,000 + native trees and shrubs
To get involved or find out more, please contact Siobhan at [email protected]