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Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust and Otago Fish and Game have began a restoration project on the Bullock Creek, starting with weed control at the source of the creek near Stone St.
The source of the creek is located on land owned and managed by Otago Fish and Game. A new Alpine Lakes Research and Education Centre is planned for the site.
Otago Fish and Game officer Paul van Klink said the area was in need of a thorough weeding and clean-up.
Once the wetland area was cleaned up, Fish and Game, with the help of Te Kakano, would plant more native plants, helping to restore the area, Mr van Klink said.
Te Kakano runs a community-based native-plant nursery using the plants for native habitat restoration in the Upper Clutha.
Development manager Megan Williams said it was a natural fit for the group to join Fish and Game in restoring Bullock Creek.
Feedback from the community showed residents were passionate about the creek and by revitalising the wetlands the creek would be kept clear and pure, Ms Williams said.
''We hope the community will get behind this project and it will morph to become a love Bullock Creek campaign.''
The project was part of the trust's vision of connecting communities to their land, she said.
People wanting to volunteer could contact Fish and Game or Te Kakano, she said.
It was hoped a public walkway could be created so the public could access the area.