The Future of Bullock Creek in Good Hands
Budding environmentalists from nearby Little Wonders Oanaka Childcare at the Fish & Game Bullock Creek Hatchery Springs last week (Photo Roger Gardiner).
A group of 10 4 year pre-schoolers planted natives at the wetland as part of a nature discovery group. Assisting them is Andrew Penniket from Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust and Oanaka Childcare Supervisor, Katrina Heyneman. The Bullock Creek Hatchery Springs restoration began 2 years ago and over 1300 native plants have been planted by Te Kakano with help from their volunteers.
The children are standing on the recently completed 330 metre boardwalk which winds its way through the Fish & Game property. The Bullock Creek Hatchery Springs has been a cornerstone project for the Wanaka Residents Association (WRA) who fund-raised the $100,000 walkway project.
The official opening for the Bullock Creek Hatchery Springs has been postponed by the Otago Fish and Game Council due to issues associated with ongoing storm water run-off entering Bullock Creek from the neighbouring subdivision. The WRA have received widespread community support for steps to be taken to protect this outstanding natural spring creek. The WRA and Fish & Game and have been in dialogue with local authorities and have asked for comprehensive updates on the situation.
WRA President: Roger Gardiner 0211177220