The Kea Conservation Trust’s lead removal project has been continuing in the Arthur’s Pass and Matukituki/Mt. Aspiring regions.
Here’s a short update copied from an email by the Trust’s project manager, Peter Fraser, about the work completed in the Arthur’s Pass area.
- Rob plans to finish another 4 properties this season before the weather closes in and Corinna at BC builders is looking to get another 5 done over at Bealey Spur (all fingers crossed with weather) so we might add another 9 properties to the list this year.
- But already with the hard work of Rob, Hayden and Damian we have made good progress. They put in about 571 hours of work.
- 14 properties and 24 buildings (this includes the Chalet – probably the largest building in town) all have been completed.
- About 422 meters of lead flashing has been removed and replaced
- About 7200 lead nails have been removed and replaced
- Although we are only part way through the project the village is already a safer place for kea.
- Thanks to everyone for your continued support and if your property has not been done yet we will be back in touch in the spring.
If you’re interested in learning more about the lead removal project—done at no cost to property owners in target areas—check out the Kea Conservation Trust’s web page on the topic: https://www.keaconservation.co.nz/projects/lead-removal-from-buildings-within-kea-habitat-jobs-for-nature-mahi-mo-te-taiao/