Turley & Co people working on trees at the Maraetōtara River 14 Nov 19 – Pat Turley, Nikki Whelpton and Dayna Campbell (absent Wayne Smith and Sue Turley):
Maraetōtara Tree Trust people with river project sponsors Turley & Co, Unison Networks and David Trubridge Ltd staff volunteered time releasing young native trees at Maraetōtara river – 30 people turned out.
Unison entered a three-year partnership with MTT in July this year, joining the whānau restoring the Maraetōtara River for 17 years.
David Trubridge’s company is a key sponsor of Maraetōtara Tree Trust since 2014
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.
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.