Realising river trail dream

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Waikato River Trails Trust is de­lighted to have an­other group of young peo­ple as­sist­ing with en­vi­ron­men­tal en­hance­ment along the river trails.

This most

re­cent plant­ing has co­in­cided nicely with a spell of wet weather.

Toko­roa High School stu­dents and sup­port staff trav­elled to Lake Marae­tai to plant 1400 na­tive trees along a newly formed piece of trail that links Man­gakino and Whaka­maru vil­lages.

This lat­est ri­par­ian restora­tion will add to the en­joy­ment of trail users while also es­tab­lish­ing a food source for birds.

This restora­tion work also has a pos­i­tive longterm im­pact on the water qual­ity of our lakes.

Thanks to the Gate­way Pro­gramme for their sup­port and the Toko­roa High School Ser­vice Academy stu­dents and staff for their ded­i­ca­tion to this plant­ing project.

This new trail sec­tion be­tween Man­gakino and Whaka­maru is part of the cy­cling and walk­ing event of our Grand Open­ing be­ing held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 5.

The event is free and peo­ple are in­vited to reg­is­ter to come along and join us to cel­e­brate the ‘‘ re­al­i­sa­tion of a dream’’ of a 100km Waikato River Trail.

Con­tact the of­fice on 883 3720 or www.waika­toriver­trails. com to reg­is­ter.

GLYN WOOLER

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