Waimea Inlet receives Billion Trees Funding

04/07/2019 8:54am

Waimea inlet wildlife has a brighter, healthier future thanks to $1 Million in funding from the One Billion Trees fund.

Waimea inlet wildlife has a brighter, safer future thanks to $1 Million in funding from the One Billion Trees fund. 

The Te Uru Rākau/Billion Trees Funding was announced by Forestry Minister Shane Jones and West-Coast Tasman Minister Damian O’Connor on 3 July.

The Waimea Inlet restoration funding is for re-vegetation of estuarine margins of the Waimea Inlet across Nelson and Tasman. 

Nelson City Council recently adopted the multi-agency Waimea Inlet Action Plan, and the funding is the result of a collaborative bid from Nelson City Council, Tasman Environmental Trust, the Department of Conservation and Tasman District Council.  

The funding will be coordinated by Tasman Environmental Trust. Nelson City Council sites likely to benefit from the funding include Saxton Delta and Oyster Island.