Over the past two years a large amount of work has been achieved under the Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord thanks to a collaborative effort by many sectors of the community. A progress report on the Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-Up Fund was presented to Manawatu River Leaders’ Forum members and Ministry for the Environment representatives today at Te Rangimarie Marae, Rangiotu.
There is now less than a week to go before groups and organisations need to get their applications in for the Manawatu River Accord community grants programme.
Applications are being sought for the next round of Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord community grants, with a focus on projects that engage the community in water quality restoration within the Manawatu Catchment.
The initiative has provided funding for 14 community projects over the past two years and Horizons Regional Council freshwater coordinator Lucy Ferguson is looking forward to supporting further work.
There's been a quiet transformation taking place along the river's edge in Palmerston North. As stop banks have been improved, so too has the walkway, signage and access; opening the door for cyclists, walkers and joggers to enjoy the river's beauty.