Okuti River Project
THE OKUTI RIVER PROJECT
Ki uta ki tai (source to the sea)
- Education and monitoring to sustain he life within the river.
- Fencing and riparian planting to prevent pollution and restore vegetation that supports the health of the river.
- Recognising the river as a living entity by developing a form of legal satus for the river that protects the recreational, aesthetic, intrinsic, cultural and biodiversity values for future generations of landowners.
A well attended Community Planting day was held on Sunday 26 August 2018. With lunch from 12noon to 1pm and Planting from 1pm to 3pm. The day was promoted as a “Plant for the Future” Community event with information on the project from Alison Evans and an introduction from Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner and Ecan councillor Steve Lowndes and Pam Richardson, Banks Peninsula Community Board Chairman
The area planted in appropriate trees ad shrubs is on Lewthwaites Road with council land opposite the Okuti Valley Hall being planted next season. The planting of the banks will help land stabilisation and beautify the area for benefit to all. Contact Alison Evans phone 3251 336 if you would like to be involved in any way with this ongoing Five Year Plan.