Supporting local with our 1% to the Planet contribution
Monty's is proud to be suppporting the restoration of 100 metres of the Long Bay & Awaruka streams with Million Metre as part of our 1% for the Planet contribution this financial year.
The Long Bay-Awaruku Stream and Wetland Warriors project is part of the wider Restore Hibiscus & Bays Stream Restoration Programme, which aims to restore waterways throughout the 34 catchments within the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area, connecting native biodiversity across our significant ecological areas (SEAs) and other fragmented native ecosystems and contributing to the protection of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – Tīkapa Moana/Te Moana-nui-ā-Toi.
Long Bay and Awaruku catchments border each other within the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board area. They lie immediately to the south of the Okura catchments, which surround the Okura estuary and the Okura Scenic Bush Reserve managed by the Department of Conservation.
The Long Bay-Awaruku Stream and Wetland Warriors project will involve:
- Education for landowners, residents and visitors on the negative effects for our waterways of pollutants and waste
- Water quality monitoring
- Native planting
- Pest plant control and maintenance
We anticipate the entire Long Bay-Awaruku Stream and Wetland Warriors project will be completed across 5 years, with the aim to restore the entire streams and tributaries throughout the Long Bay and Awaruku catchments.