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Update: Superb effort by volunteers

The wilding pine volunteer season got off to a cracker start over the weekend with a top effort from everyone attending the community volunteer day at Lake Tekapo Scientific Reserve. We had perfect weather, a stunning location, and a fantastic group of hardy volunteers full of enthusiasm and a genuine interest in understanding the issues associated with wilding pines. Saturday’s efforts have helped to protect the many ephemeral tarns and the regeneration of the tussock drylands on this piece of precious Mackenzie land. They have also helped to suppress fuel loading and fire hazard, which helps to keep the Tekapo community safe. Huge thanks must go to The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury for your support, and to Environment Canterbury and Mainland Vector for helping us to run such a successful day. Thanks also to Ministry for Primary Industries for all the freebies, and Department of Conservation Twizel for having us on your land. If you would like to learn more about wilding pines and how the control programme is going in the Mackenzie Basin then come along to our next community volunteer event in the Upper Ohau River near Twizel on Saturday 13 November, 10am - 1pm

Posted: Tue 02 Nov 2021

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