Volunteers enhancing nature

Volunteers Deborah Woodstock (left), from Wiltshire, England, and Shay Munroe, from Virginia,...
Volunteers Deborah Woodstock (left), from Wiltshire, England, and Shay Munroe, from Virginia, United States, get planting at the Waituna Wetlands in Southland. Photo by Miles Hewton.
Two teams of volunteers marked International Volunteers Day last week by joining the Catchment Care programme to help enhance the native plant life in Southland and Waikato.

Catchment Care is a nationwide programme run by Fonterra and non-profit organisation Conservation Volunteers New Zealand, which supports water-catchment-care projects across New Zealand.

Members of the public joined Fonterra staff at Waituna Awarua Wetlands near Invercargill and at Lake Serpentine near Te Awamutu in the Waikato, with volunteers rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck into weeding around recently planted native plants.

 

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