Otamakaukau Awatapu Lagoon Restoration

Awatapu Lagoon restoration planting, October 2019.

River Lake is supporting the Otamakaukau Kaitiaki Trust to restore the mauri of Awatapu Lagoon, Whakatane . We are starting with riparian planting. So far this spring 2019, 45 community volunteers have helped plant 2500 wetland plants and install a small floating nursery.

This project is a partnership between Otamakaukau Kaitiaki Trust and Halo Whakatane. It is supported by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Environmental Enhancement Fund.

Awatapu 2019: The first wetland plants in the ground.
Awatapu planting day, October 2019