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News April 2009
Thank you for three successful wilding tree volunteer days
Saturday March 28th
Saturday April 4th
Progress is being made…
- WELRA (The Waimakariri Ecological and Landscape Restoration Alliance) has had some significant success with funding applications to carry out control work on Flock Hill. So far they have grants from the Canterbury Community Trust of $40,000 and the NZ Lottery Grant Board of $96,000. Application to other funds are currently being prepared but this is a fantastic start.
- Around a third of Helicopter Hill has been cleared by contractors paid for by DoC. It is great to see the source areas now being cleared.
- Some of you will have noticed brown strips of wildings around Flock Hill – these are part of a Helicopter spray trail which, if successful, will open the door for spray control on dense stands of trees. Flock Hill, DoC, ECan and LINZ have all put money into these trials.
Your efforts are part of the big picture and things are really starting to move along now with key stakeholders and the major agencies on board, looking to address the problem.
Thank you for helping the cause.
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