A primary tenet of the AvON Vision is the maximum possible restoration of native ecosystems, to enhance water quality, biodiversity and environmental resilience, which in turn support mana whenua aspirations for restored mahinga kai values.
Over the course of the past few years two other community groups have emerged to primarily champion ecological restoration of the red zone Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park and Greening the Red Zone. We highly recommend you visit their sites and respective Facebook pages.
The above plan is reproduced from Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park.
Other proposals listed on the left support, complement or are integral to this eg Mahinga Kai, New Wetlands, Waitākari Sanctuary. We also recommend you view our Biodiversity Strategy resource page for further information.
At the present time (Autumn 2017), we are awaiting the completion of a series of three reports regarding Ecological Regeneration Options for the Avon-Ōtākaro Red Zone that we have commissioned in collaboration with the other two groups above. Once finalised, the reports will be available from this website, and will significantly inform regeneration planning processes.