Photo of the week: Athenree Saltmarsh

Department of Conservation —  23/07/2014

Today’s photo of the week is of volunteers planting harakeke/flax at Athenree Saltmarsh wetland near Tauranga.

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The Athenree and nearby Waihi Beach community have taken on a challenge to plant over 9000 plants at the wetland over winter.

This work is part of a multi-year project to return farmland to wetland habitat for threatened native animals.

Photo by Peter Huggins, Partnerships Ranger, Tauranga.

3 responses to Photo of the week: Athenree Saltmarsh

  1. 

    Good idea. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    Reblogged to My Botanical Garden, volunteers changing the planet !