The long term relationship between Watercare and Waikato RiverCare has been further cemented with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding, outlining an additional 3 years of financial support. Watercare has sponsored Waikato RiverCare since 2006, and has always been hands-on in their support, with many volunteer days contributing to the progress of sites over the years.
Waikato RiverCare’s restoration work assists in enhancing the quality of the Waikato River by reducing run-off and river bank erosion through fencing, and increasing biodiversity and habitat for native species.
With Watercare supplying around 370 million litres of drinking water to the people of Auckland from 30 sources, including water from the Waikato River, the relationship between the two organisations has a mutual benefit.
The support from Watercare assists Waikato RiverCare to continue its work restoring self-sustaining native plantings to the Lower Waikato River and its associated catchments.
The photo shows Ben Wolf from Waikato RiverCare and Suzanne Naylor from Watercare.