Volunteers of the McKinnon's Creek salmon hatchery have been prompted to organise a planting day at the Rangitata South Irrigation Ltd spawning race in the hope of improving the habitat of young salmon that have hatched out from salmon eggs planted in the race. Stream side plants (Carex Secta) will be planted along one bank of the race to provide a natural environment for insects and to provide shelter for fish.
Everyone is welcome to come and help and all that you will need to bring are gloves, hand trowel or pinch bar and some lunch.
The meeting point will be at the car-park on the south side of the Rangitata river bridge at Arundel at 9.30am on Saturday 22nd April.
Afterwards helpers are more than welcome to go along to the "open day" which is being held at the Rangitata South Irrigation intake and ponds which will start at 2p.m. in the same areas.
Please contact Phil de Joux on 0274 422454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.