One month left to go for the Whangawehi fundraising campaign

One month left to go!
Dear  Whangawehi supporters,

You probably know that back in June 2015, the Whangawehi catchment Management Groups started, in partnership with the Million Meter Stream Project, a Nation wide crowdfunding campaign to restore water quality and enhance biodiversity values along the Whangawehi river.IMG_6730

Become part of the solution to New Zealand’s water quality challenge by helping to restore the Whangawehi Catchment, on the Mahia Peninsula, Hawke’s Bay.

You can donate to one of our stream restoration projects today at http://millionmetres.org.nz/donate/

The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group (WCMG) was set up in 2011 to look after the freshwaters of the Whangawehi IMG_7415Catchment. Our work aims to improve freshwater quality and enable the return of tuna (eel) and inanga (whitebait) to the area. The waterways of this area are taonga to the people of Mahia Peninsula, they are important sources of mahinga kai, and keeping these waterways clean will keep the ocean clean too.

WCMG has already managed to achieve a lot to restore the health of the waterway – we’ve planted 69 0000 trees since we started in 2011 – but there’s still so much to do.

We are fundraising online now to help with the next stage of the Whangawehi restoration, which includes two stream bank planting projects: The Taharoa/Grandy Lake planting and the Pongoroa Station planting.IMG_5608

We’ve raised 63% of our target amount and now we have one month to go to get to 100%. You can help us restore Whangawehi catchment by: DSC_0072 (525x800)
• Going online and choosing a stream restoration project to support here: http://millionmetres.org.nz/donate/ (every dollar counts)
• Share this email with 5 or 10 friends and colleagues and ask them to share it too
• Share the link to our fundraiser online through Facebook or Twitter
• Or get your work or community group involved to run a fundraiser and then donate the proceeds at the link above

You can watch a video about the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group here:
http://millionmetres.org.nz/open-project/taharoa-whangawehi
Thanks so much for your support,

The Whanagwehi team

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