Hawke’s Bay Today | 30 Aug 19 | Maraetotara Tree Trust’s vision recognised in Landmarks Trust Awards
Maraetōtara Tree Trust press – NZH.
Most of the MTT team 9 Aug 19 – Josh Lynch, Mark Roper, Pat Turley, Dean Roughton (HBRC), Lisl Prendergast, Kepa Toa (trustee and Kaumātua), Hylton McDermott (a founding trustee 2002), Alec Olsen (absent Richard Stone and Alan Berry):
Turley & Co is Maraetōtara River restoration project original permanent sponsor since 2006. Pat Turley is volunteer Trust Board Chair for Maraetōtara Tree Trust since 2014.
The Trust was taken back and thrilled to win the Supreme Award from Hastings Landmarks Trust at its biannual awards! Hastings District Council posted: Landmarks Awards showcase best in the district
It is a high accolade for the trust’s governance team and the broader project partnership: the landowners, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, volunteers, schools, donors and sponsors. The whole river project has been masses of work for almost two decades.
Maraetōtara Tree Trust has 17 years of credibility planting up to 15,000 native trees and plants every year. Of 86 kms river both sides, 33 kms is reserved and planted – at least 33 hectares planted with at least 150,000 native trees so far!
The Maraetōtara River restoration project involves the whole community. It is possibly the longest established project of its type in NZ and possibly the only whole river project.