Catchment Care is an exciting initiative between Fonterra and Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to enhance our country's valuable waterways
Our teams of volunteers have been working on water care projects across the country. They've been preventing erosion by planting and fencing along streamlines, weeding to remove invasive plants from waterways, controlling pests, collecting seeds and clearing rubbish. And it's not only our waterways that are benefitting. Planting trees re-establishes natural habitats for endangered animal and bird life, builds carbon reserves and gives back to New Zealand's local communities. It's an initiative we're proud to be part of.
What’s been Achieved
As of August 2012 we have hit our goal of enhancing over 2,000,000 square meters of New Zealand waterways, wetlands and catchment zones.
To achieve this we have been working in rural areas alongside landowners, regional councils, community groups and environmental agencies on projects that span the length and breadth of New Zealand.
We are continuing work within the Kaipara Habour and Waipa Lakes regions. If you share our passion for the environment and would like to pitch in, let us know.
To have Conservation Volunteers encourage our 25 regular volunteers in this task has been a real boost. The CVNZ have been well equipped and had excellent supervisors. They have worked well as a team in this project. We are very grateful for this ongoing contribution from Fonterra to the protection