Passion to restore Central landscape
In addition to the satisfaction of witnessing the return of indigenous flora and fauna to Central Otago, what else does he gain?
‘‘The camaraderie and community spirit of being out there with new friends and families is great, and the change we have achieved at our inaugural restoration site at Richards Beach already looks amazing!
‘‘Imagine how much of a difference we could really make if lots more people got involved.’’
And so what would Blair say to others who are considering volunteering?
‘‘Roll up your sleeves, bring your spade, your enthusiasm and lets look to the future of what a difference we can make with beautiful native plantings.
‘‘It’s something that we call all be very proud of and our unique environment will thank us with a big hug.’’
Mokihi Trust was set up to restore pockets of native vegetation around Cromwell and the Lake Dunstan area.
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❚ Gillian White is senior coordinator at Volunteering Central, an initiative of Central Lakes Trust that seeks to raise awareness of and support volunteering across the Central Otago Lakes District.
Felton Road winemaker and general manager Blair Walter is also a volunteer with the Mohiki Trust.