Yealands Marlborough Sustainability Initiative (YMSI) is awarding a further five local environmental groups with grant funding as part of ongoing community support and focus on protecting Marlborough's biodiversity.
The grants will support the recipients inspiring efforts to improve fresh water quality, preserve sensitive natural areas, and protect biodiversity in the Marlborough district.
The latest recipients of the funds are:
Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust
Restoring the landscape and biodiversity of the Marlborough Sounds through wilding pine control.
Picton Dawn Chorus
Restoring native bird populations, through predator control and education.
South Marlborough Landscape Restoration Trust
Protecting South Marlborough's hill and high country landscapes and biodiversity through wilding pine control.
Hinepango Wetland Restoration Group
Restoration of the Hinepango Wetland through the clearing and control of invasive species and planting.
Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust
Protecting and enhancing the natural eco-systems and heritage values of the Endeavour Inlet through pest control.
Congratulations to all of the grant recipients and thank you to everyone that applied for YMSI funding.
Yealands is committed to playing a long-term role, alongside its community, to enhance Marlborough's natural environment.