The goal of the Wānaka Water Project ‘Love our Alpine Lakes’ is to plant 24,000 native trees and plants along waterways in the Upper Clutha catchment by 2023. Your donations will help the project to plant eco-sourced native species seedlings. Most are grown from the locally based Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust’s community nursery.
The prominent location of lakes Wānaka and Hāwea in the middle of the Upper Clutha catchment captures water from across 4,600 km2 of conservation, public and private lands.
Increasing rural and urban development pressures, alongside an intensification in the agriculture sector and recreational use is resulting in increased runoff, with contaminants and sediments ending up in our lakes. By planting along our waterways, we can reduce the level of contaminants and sediments making their way into our precious alpine lakes.
Planting along rivers and streams not only helps to filter runoff, but also increases habitat for all of the critters and fish that call this area home.
As an accommodation provider in Wānaka we feel strongly about being conscious of our environmental impact. We want to ensure that everyone who visits now, and in the future, can enjoy the natural beauty which surrounds Wānaka and makes it so special. We appreciate your help in this endeavor. To skip your daily service, display your do not disturb sign before 10am.
If you would like more information about the ‘Love our Alpine Lakes’ project you can visit the website at https://millionmetres.org.nz/open-project/love-our-alpine-lakes