Battle for the Banded Rail is a Waimea Inlet Forum project working with local communities. It aims to increase the number of banded rail and other estuarine birds on the Waimea Inlet by restoring habitat and trapping predators.
You can find more information here.
Battle for the Banded Rail has now completed its community planting for the season.
This was our 4th season of planting. Nine community plantings have been held, three student groups have planted and four more school planting days are planned in August.
Our tally for plants in the ground so far this year is 5,800, which brings our grand total in excess of 25,000 plants.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to make another successful planting season.
Up until July we had mostly glorious winter planting mornings. We had to change plans a couple of times at short notice, and when light rain came during one or two of the mornings many planters kept working. Such a hardy bunch!
Some of our sites are getting close to capacity so we will be looking for new areas to extend plantings to in the near future.
If you are a landowner and keen to be involved, and your property on the estuary is a TDC reserve or an esplanade strip please get in touch so we can explore possibilities. We will start our fortnightly Friday morning weeding sessions in October.
Project Manager, Kathryn Brownlie
Phone Kathryn 544 4537