The Clark family own a 17 acre property on the Waimea Estuary, located near Nelson. Since taking ownership the Clarks have endeavoured to convert the pastoral land to native bush, as it used to operate as a deer farm.
Initially their efforts were exerted towards regeneration, which involved closing off paddocks and removing weeds. Following this thousands of natives ranging were planted on the property and around five ponds.
With aid from 48 different supporters via Trees That Count, the Clarks have been funded 300 trees, 100 of which have been provided by Swiped On. The family are excited to commence planting and hope to attract Banded Rail back to the area. It is a goal of the Clarks to create a habitat that protects native species, and hopefully these 300 trees help the family achieve their aspirations.