DIY steps and tips to restore streams and rivers on your land. Links to great templates, guides and videos to help you on your way.

Note: This resource focuses on riparian planting (planting the area beside waterways). There are various other restoration methods (bank stabilisation, culvert removal, sediment traps etc.) that are not explored in this guide. 

Person pulling grass weeds away from native plant
Person using flax cutter/shark to remove weeds and throwing them away from plantings

Why is this important?

Consider a sustainable option

A flax-cutter/“Shark” will reduce the need for chemical spraying around native plants. Matuku Link is an Auckland-based community group focused on wetland restoration. Its restoration team swear by them! Learn more