Momentum has really picked up in the past several days with donations triggering two major contributions to our Get Across the Finish Line fundraiser. Wow!
In our effort to secure funding to complete the last few km’s of the trail, we now have more than $85,000 of the $182,212 needed to complete the project this year. We’ve extended the target date to the end of May so we can approach this year with certainty. Donations made through our Givealittle page will be put 100% toward this goal: No fees, no admin costs. We thank you!
The Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust’s dreams of helping the resident flora and fauna of The Old Ghost Road received a major shot in the arm over the weekend, with the announcement that our application to the Department of Conservation’s Community Conservation Partnership Programme (CCPF) was successful. The Minister of Conservation Dr. Nick Smith visited Lyell and made the announcement before a gathering of stakeholders. The CCPF funding will complement the efforts of the MLBT who have undertaken voluntary predator control work over the last several years. It will also build on support from the NZ Lottery Grants Board and the Sargood Bequest from whom the MLBT has already received support to undertake predator control activities.