Welcome to the Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust

Profile Ecological and biodiversity values in the Taupo and Waikato catchment protected, enhanced and restored.

The Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust (WCEET) assists organisations, agencies and individuals with projects that foster and enhance the sustainable management of ecological resources in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments.

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WCEET 2017 Funding Recipients

Friday, 09 June 2017

For the 2017 Funding round the Trust has made grants to twenty projects totaling $659,034.04. National Wetland Trust Rotopiko Restoration Mangakotukutuku Stream Care Group Mangakotukutuku  Stream Restoration Waikato RiverCare Koheroa Road Project Black Farm Armer Farms (NI) Ltd Armer Farms Willow Control Tangirau Restoration Tangirau Wetland Restoration Project Bike Taupo Advocacy Group Totara Gully Wilding […]

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Project Update of Patrick Heaghan Wetland Restoration

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Project Plan: This project encompasses a partially completed wetland restoration site conducted by the landowner. The area has been completely fenced and a small open water area has been created. The further works will substantially increase the total size of the wetland and when coupled with riparian plantings will enhance the waterfowl productivity of the […]

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Project Updates

Lake Ohinewai Project – Major Weed Removal

Friday, 30 June 2017

Waikato RiverCare Inc’s new WCEET funded project, Lake Ohinewai, is well into the pre-planting weed control stage with two very effective agrichemical applications having been completed over the last 6 months.  In February, Waikato RiverCare engaged Stiles Contracting Ltd’s expertise and machinery to clear the dead weeds on this 2.3ha project.  Using this sort of […]

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Project Update on K Smith Wetland

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Project Plan: This is a large low lying flood plain area and when completed will create close to 3 hectares of open water wetland and 0.75 hectares of riparian margin. The final design will encompass some islands and peninsulas in order to maximise edge length and create extra nesting habitat for birds. The wetland will […]

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