It's been a busy couple of weeks in our Urban Eel project. Our Lady of the Assumption School students have been working on their actions to help create positive changes for our eels, and the streams that they inhabit.
One group of students- Milan, Xhin and Savanna - wrote a letter to Meridian to ask about eel barriers to migration. It was well written and researched, as you will be able to see below:
To Whom it May Concern,
We are writing this letter to you to ask you if you
could help us with our plan for helping New Zealand Longfin eels.
We have found out that hydroelectric dams are stopping our eels swimming to Tonga to breed and that eels are not able to get through your hydro electric dams. Do you have a way to let eels past the dams?
If not, we would ask you if you could make a way around the dams so our eels can get to Tonga to have their babies and for the babies to come home. We know this has worked in other countries. For example, in the Columbia-Snake River Basin in the northwes...