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Published: 2007-01-12 00:00:00

Farmers and lifestyle block owners in the northern Coromandel area should mark Saturday, 10 February in their diaries.

That’s when Environment Waikato, Department of Conservation and QEII Trust are holding an information day for farmers and lifestyle block owners in the area to find out more about the financial support and technical advice available to help them meet their goals and regulatory requirements for protecting natural resources.

Environment Waikato land management officer, Emily O’Donnell, said Environment Waikato had planned to tell land owners in the area they now have prioritised access to funding for river management and soil conservation works, when some local land owners approached her requesting an information day focused on the financial and technical advice available from different agencies.

“In response, we’ve organised this day in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and QEII Trust,” she said.

In addition to finding out about the funding and advice available from Environment Waikato for river management and soil conservation works, people will learn more about:

  • rules land owners must comply with when carrying out certain activities
  • plants and animals DOC’s protecting and pests they’re controlling
  • financial support available for pest control
  • how the QEII Trust works with land owners to protect natural and special features on their land.

The information day will be held at Colville School from 10.30am-1.30pm. People interested in attending should register their interest with Emily O’Donnell by calling 07 866 0172 or 0800 800 401.