Riparian margins to plant in Golden Bay? Project Mōhua's Stream Care can help by providing subsidised native plants to landowners.
Stream Care's goal is to help towards creating healthy streams and eco-corridors throughout Golden Bay by providing landowners with access to subsidised native riparian plants. Since the initiative started in 2020 over 8900 riparian natives have been planted through the Stream Care initiative.
Landowners need to be committed to ensuring the success of plantings by fencing riparian margins at a suitable width and through appropriate site preparation, planting and ongoing maintenance. Applications are encouraged for 1000+ plants (though orders of >500 will be considered on a case by case basis).
The 2022 application round is now OPEN, and closes 15th April 2022 for planting in autumn/winter 2023 planting. Applications for autumn/winter 2022 plantings will be considered dependent on plants availability. (Note - 2 week extension has been granted due to an error made regarding the closing date in the GB Weekly advert on the 25th March).
On receipt of applications, a short site visit is undertaken to discuss the suitability of the site and provide advice to ensure the success of the plantings.
The subsidy is funded by the Cobb Mitigation Fund and Fonterra Sustainable Catchment Fund.