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Nelson’ Ecofest Welcomes Velvet!

Gillian Pollock, who was in charge of Forest & Bird’s presence at Nelson’s Ecofest this August, has just reported that a huge longfin eel appeared, migrating through the event at the spot where the Maitai River meets the Tasman Sea…… and where the illustrations for “Velvet & Elvis…” were painted.  Jo Reilly and her team were the organizers of Ecofest in Nelson for the City Council and Tasman District Council.  Gillian sent this photo of new panels being created:

Ecofest went well with plenty of interest and a colourful new 2 metres in length added to the project.  With the presence of Forest & Bird, who originally started the petition calling for a moratorium on commercial fishing of the longfin, there must have been lots of new signatures added to the thousands already in place.

A big “Thanks” to Gillian, Jo and all for making Velvet a centerpiece of this year’s Ecofest in Nelson!

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