Heddon Bush helped by Environment Southland Grant
The Heddon Bush School received a grant through Environment Southland’s Environmental Enhancement Fund to assist with the purchase of plants for their ongoing restoration project on ‘The Donut’. This small kahikatea remnant was originally fenced off by the landowner back in the 1980’s when approached by Forest & Bird to undertake protection of the area. Southland F&B provided fencing material and helped the farmer to put up the fence at that time. Then in the late 2000’s the Horner’s decided to protect the area in perpetuity with a QEII Open Space Covenant. It was at this time that the school became involved in the restoration project. Over the years they have undertaken annual plantings, with the blessing of the current landowners, the de Wolds. Heddon Bush School BOT Chairman, Ken Dykes, has been involved with the project from the start and has enjoyed watching the area improve year by year. Recently the area was visited on the annual SERN bus trip and we were told about the history of the area by the school pupils. We were very impressed by their knowledge and enthusiasm for this restoration project. Keep up the good work, Heddon Bush School!
Posted on: Tuesday, 17 November 2015