Catchment Care was an initiative between Fonterra and Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to enhance our country's valuable waterways and wetlands.
Our teams of volunteers have been working on water care projects across the country. They've been preventing erosion by planting and fencing along streamlines, weeding to remove invasive plants from waterways, controlling pests, collecting seeds and clearing rubbish. And it's not only our waterways that are benefitting. Planting trees re-establishes natural habitats for endangered animal and bird life, builds carbon reserves and gives back to New Zealand's local communities. It's an initiative we've been proud to be part of.
What’s been Achieved
From August 2009 until July 2013 we have enhanced 3,878,032 square meters of New Zealand waterways, wetlands and catchment zones.
To achieve this we have worked in rural areas alongside landowners, regional councils, community groups and environmental agencies on projects that span the length and breadth of New Zealand.
Thank you for Conservation Volunteers/Fonterra for coming to help us restore Lakes Kainui, Kaituna and Komakorau. CVNZ team leaders are great and the volunteer team works really hard to remove weeds and plant release around the lakes. The team has given us such a morale boost. Thank you very much f