A Warrington property owner has decided to fence off a small section
of his property as a public area to protect and provide a filter for
the small stream which runs through it. Richard Somerville was
surprised at the high E.coli levels in the stream, and when approached
by local photographer Laura Blake with a proposal for an area of
native trees and plants to neutralise agricultural waste and stock
effluent, he was happy to co-operate.
A fence was needed to stop cattle eating the plants. To help raise
funds the board of trustees of Warrington School donated $500 and also
organised a raffle. Working bees are organised to control weeds and
clear the stream, with the next working bee on 24 September. Also, a
public meeting will be held on 26 August at Warrington School to
Ā ā Ē ē Ī ī Ō ō Ū ū
From blueskin.co.nz and 'Blueskin News' published by Blueskin Media:
voluntary/non-profit community publishers in Blueskin Bay (Seacliff,
Warrington, Evansdale, Waitati, Doctors Point), Dunedin, New Zealand.
All material sent to or published by us is "copyleft" in the public
domain and may be freely shared, archived, re-edited and republished.
If you want to credit the source it's "blueskin.co.nz".