19 waterway restoration projects from Northland to Otago were busy planting 141,158 native seedlings. That took a huge collective effort – 76 volunteer planting days saw 10,568 volunteer hours contributed to helping get these seedlings in the ground.
This planting has achieved 25,678 linear metres of restoration along waterways across a total area of 380,346 m2. (That is 38 hectares!)
Million Metres delivered our first events series to raise awareness of water issues in Aotearoa. We designed and delivered 5 special events on waterways issues. This included:
Million Metres launched our new intern programme in partnership with Boston University and International Studies abroad. These partnerships see 4 interns join Million Metres each year. We cannot thank our 2019 interns enough – they were amazing to work with. We could not have achieved all of this without them! (Please note this programme is paused until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions on international travel and work).
Finally, we could not achieve any of this without YOU – and all of our supporters! Hundreds of businesses and individuals who now partner with, donate to, and support us in a multitude of ways. Thank you so much – with all of us working together we can keep taking care of Aotearoa’s waterways, and we can do even more!