What's needed for the local community to restore and entire estuary?

Wednesday 27th September, 7.30pm

Tony Payne (Senior Ecologist, 4Sight Consulting) will talk on What’s needed for the local community to restore an entire estuary?

Community-based restoration projects have the potential to achieve ecosystem rehabilitation at catchment and landscape scales. Tony Payne will showcase Hibiscus and Bays Local Board’s newly developed Community-Based Restoration Plan for the Orewa Estuary. Tony will provide insight into the strategic approach undertaken for developing the Orewa Estuary Restoration Plan, and discuss the various tools and methods for restoration, including:

- Controlling pests and environmental weeds in an urban context;

- the various types of estuary restoration plantings;

- monitoring birds as environmental indicators

- monitoring sediment in estuaries and the pros and cons of mangroves.