Peter Gilberd, Wellington Regional Manager, has been actively representing TfS around the traps:
In Featherston, the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC), supported by TfS and Enviroschools, met with principals and key teachers to promote the use of Wairarapa Moana as a context for teaching to the curriculum. Several schools from the South Wairarapa showed great enthusiasm for using the unique local environment (especially Lake Wairarapa) for their activities.
Across the Rimutakas another jewel in the crown is the Porirua Inlet. TfS is working with GWRC, Porirua and Wellington City Councils, and other agencies, in the early stages of a programme to develop greater awareness of this wonderful asset, including planting by schools along the foreshore.
In the field using autumn for seed collecting, Peter has been busy gathering locally sourced seed for schools in the Wairarapa, Kapiti, and Wellington with the help of the Kapiti Coast District Council. Seedlings and seed are being distributed to schools ready for second term activity.
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