We grow #kiwifruit in Tasman and it needs water to grow (surprise!). We need a secure water supply with the #WaimeaCommunityDam to take full advantage of the increase in GDP and the numbers of jobs created from this research/work. #waterfor100years
The Waimea River Park, covering 394ha along the Waimea River, will have extensive native plantings along its berms to re-create rare lowland alluvial native forest as part of the building of the #WaimeaCommunityDam, thanks to the Freshwater Investment Fund.
New populations of nationally rare NZ shovel mint will be estab'd for the #WaimeaCommunityDam project. The creeping herb grows to 30cm Aug-Mar, has small dark green oval leaves & hairy white flowers. Found only in Te Tau Ihu it's also known as NZ skull cap. PIC: Barbara Mitcalfe
Thanks for investing in our region's economic future and the prosperity of our industries that provide thousands of jobs, @nelsoncitynz The #WaimeaCommunityDam is an intergenerational project. #keeplookingforward https://t.co/mnaWmyBEr7
The #WaimeaCommunityDam will secure #waterfor100years for residents & business & improve the Waimea River's health. #DIDYOUKNOW the project also incl replanting lost natives, saving & growing rare plant species, restoring wetlands, forest regeneration, weed control? Stay tuned…