After a couple of years hiatus the A Rocha local group in Dunedin was relaunched in 2016. The group began work on a stream and wetland restoration project at Tirohanga Camp. The camp located only 20 minutes out of Dunedin hosts school, community, youth and church groups throughout the year. Previously the A Rocha group has worked on clearing weeds and native bush re-vegetation on the site of the camp’s waste-water dispersal field.
The new riparian planting is located right in the centre of the camp and project plans include interpretation and educational material to inform camp users about the importance of protecting stream habitats. If you’re interested in being involved and in knowing more about the Dunedin A Rocha group and their activities, contact: Selwyn Yeoman: [email protected] or visit their Facebook page here.