Con­ser­va­tion­ists col­lab­o­rat­ing

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

A fo­rum to con­sider how to in­crease con­ser­va­tion ef­forts will take place at Edge­wa­ter Ho­tel in Wanaka tonight at 7.30.

Fo­rum or­gan­iser Me­gan Wil­liams said she wants the meet­ing, hosted by the Wanaka Con­ser­va­tion Depart­ment and Shap­ing our Fu­ture, to be­gin a long-term col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort to co-or­di­nate the ar­eas con­ser­va­tion ef­forts.

‘‘We know people value our spec­tac­u­lar en­vi­ron­ment and they list en­hanc­ing and pre­serv­ing our en­vi­ron­ment as their No 1 pri­or­ity.

‘‘This fo­rum aims to bring people to­gether so they can learn about each other’s con­ser­va­tion projects and find ways to work to­gether ef­fi­ciently and ef­fec­tively,’’ Wil­liams said.

Pa­tron of the Fiord­land Con­ser­va­tion Trust Greg Hay will dis­cuss how col­lab­o­ra­tion and think­ing out­side the square helps with ‘get­ting the work done’.

Fol­low­ing the fo­rum a vol­un­teer task­force will be es­tab­lished to sup­port on­go­ing con­ser­va­tion col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts.

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