As well as being an internationally significant wetland, Te Waihora has outstanding significance for Ngai Tahu as a tribal taonga, representing a major mahinga kai and an important source of mana. In Ngai Tahu history, it was Rakaihautu and his son Rokohuia who first landed the Uruao waka on the South Island/Te Waipounamu, many centuries ago.
Ballinderry Fish Hatchery Ltd is dedicated to the conservation of the Ballinderry River, its freshwater species and habitats, its fisheries and the education and empowerment of the catchment community in the protection of the river. Ballinderry Fish Hatchery is a not-for-profit community business owned by its parent charity the Ballinderry River Enhancement Association.
Who are the members of Friends of Lake Sakakawea?
"The Friends are stakeholders interested in building on the recreational, economic and environmental opportunities of Lake Sakakawea. In 2008 we had membership from 260 individuals, 18 fishing clubs, resorts, water associations and park boards, 32 businesses who realize the impact of tourism and 10 chambers, economic development groups and counties."
Special Protection for a Special Place : Located about 50 miles north of Albany, Lake George is known internationally for its crystal-clear waters with a depth of up to 200 feet. It is considered to be among the clearest and cleanest large lakes in the world. Rich in natural and cultural history, Lake George is 32 miles long and up to 2.5 miles wide.