Mōkihi Reforestation Trust
The Mōkihi Reforestation Trust was established in 2016 and named after the Te Reo word for raft. Fashioned mainly from raupo/bulrushes and harakeke/flax, the name Mōkihi also references the idea of floating the seed (Te Kākano) down the might of the Clutha River (Mata-Au) to restore and regenerate native plants, wetlands and forests, on its journey to the coast. The trust has planted over 6,500 plants, averaging 1000+ volunteer hours per year, with a core team of loyal supporters which is growing quickly. Their sites are chosen for their public accessibility and suitability for restoration work. The Sargood Bequest has supported Mōkihi over recent years, most recently towards its new plant hardening off area.
You can check these sites out next time you’re in Cromwell, or learn more here: mokihi.co.nz