Hibiscus & Bays is made up of a series of 34 catchments bounded by hills from which water flows into streams and rivers and ultimately down to the Hauraki Gulf – Tīkapa Moana/Te Moana-nui-ā-Toi. The Gulf is under significant pressure and the most recent State of the Gulf report indicates a marked decline in the mauri, environmental quality and abundance of marine life.
Restore Hibiscus & Bays aims to restore waterways throughout the 34 catchments within the Hibiscus & Bays, connecting native biodiversity across our significant ecological areas (SEAs) and other fragmented native ecosystems and contributing to the protection of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – Tīkapa Moana/Te Moana-nui-ā-Toi.
We are currently collaborating with the Sustainable Business Network’s Million Metres initiative to facilitate crowdfunding for habitat restoration along the riparian zones of three of our catchment areas: Campbells Bay, Taiaotea–Rothesay Bay and Awaruku-Long Bay.
These catchment stream restoration programmes will involve:
If you or your organisation would like to sponsor one of our stream restoration programmes, please visit the relevant project page on the Million Metres website or email Rachael at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to chat.