Opinion

Tamar River health focus of taskforce

By Gary Swain
Updated December 17 2020 - 12:24pm, first published 6:30am
Steps taken towards a healthy estuary
Steps taken towards a healthy estuary

Silting in kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary has always been a part of this river system due to its natural form and tidal movements. Over time, the estuary has been impacted by a wide range of activities and industries including grazing, dairying, forestry, mining, residential and industrial uses. All of these have had an impact. Improving the health of kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary is about the overall value of the system for people, wildlife, aquatic animals and plant life. It is a balance between public health, ecological health, the local economy and recreational amenity.

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