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.
As Horizons Regional Council staff and volunteers celebrated World Rivers Day across the region, regional councils have been releasing their latest state and trend river data on the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website.
Farmers in and around the Manawatu are doing their bit for water quality aided by funding from the Manawatu River Leaders' Accord. Dave Stewart is one of these farmers. Check out his vid.
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.