Sedimentation of the Mid Oreti catchment area is a very significant problem. Losing sediment and associated nutrients off farm from erosion is a problem affecting many hill country farmers.
The AB Lime runoff detainment project is the first of its kind in the South Island and a new approach to reducing sediment and other contaminants off a hill country farm. Catchment Group members were invited to AB Lime to view the runoff detainment bund that they have built and to speak about sediment and runoff mitigations.
There was also an opportunity to visit the AB Lime native tree nursery and learn about how they have grown more than 10,000 trees in one year from seed and how to propagate plants in your own backyard.