Before and After

These photos show what a difference planting makes.

Previously eroding and boggy areas are now planted with native species.

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Riparian planting dramatically improves water quality in streams.

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Keeping stock out of waterways is better for the stock and the land.

The harbour is now in dramatically better health than before.

The seagrass is recovering well – a really good sign.

As well as making a major difference to water quality in the harbour, there are numerous benefits for farmers:

  • Reduced stock loss in wet areas
  • Reduced vet bills
  • Reduced soil loss
  • Reduced drain digger bills
  • Reduced weed control
  • Improved stock health
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased pasture quality
  • Increased stocking rates
  • Improved fertiliser control
  • Improved shade and shelter for stock
  • Improved stock movement