The first 5,000 plants were planted in the Whammarino wetlands by a group of dock workers. Photo / Karis Enderwick, Dr.
Nearly 7,000 local plants, grown in the Weikriya Prison, have been donated to the Department of Plant Protection (DOSI) and planted in an internationally significant Wanganano area near Tea Tawata.
Whangamarino covers about 7,000 acres[7,000 ha]in Wakato and is the second-largest wetland in the North Island.
The Doasi has been selected as one of three national inland swamps in the Arawai Kakariki Swamp Rehabilitation Program, and in 1989, it was renamed the International Ramsar Territory (Swamps). Advanced biodiversity.
The new plants, obtained from an ecological source, are the result of a large-scale training program to employ students in horticulture.
Over the past two years, Wikria has grown its plant production from 50,000 to 90,000 a year, with the aim of delivering 25,000 plants to the doctor over the next three years.
“We are very pleased with the collaboration with Wikria Prison and the Department of Corrections,” said Wayne Green, DCC Partnership and Development Adviser. Vegetarian donations help us rejuvenate grazing lands near wetlands.
The first 5,000 plants were already planted in the ground in two days by a group of dock workers.
With experience at one of our most prominent security centers in Waikato, it was an opportunity for non-office doctors to spend some time in nature. It was a great opportunity for us to show its worth. Prisoner and Staff Contribution to Real Mahi ”
Stuart Morgan, director of Weikria Prison Industries, said: We are incredibly proud of our cooperation. Such opportunities allow those in prison to prepare for future work while educating and developing their skills. Opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community. ”
The in-depth program provides opportunities for up to 14 students to develop their knowledge and skills in Wikriya Prison to develop their role in horticulture.
Read more about Whangamarino here.