Well, Velvet wasn’t actually in the race but she was excitedly paraded along the Waihopai River at the start of Environment Southland’s triathlon. Yes, our tuna tapestry that started her tour a year ago on the Top of the North has now found her way all the way down to the Bottom of the South. Patricia Hoffmann, Environment Southland’s Project Manager – Living Streams & Environmental Education Officer had this to say about the event:
“What a delightful experience! It was a cold and rainy day, but luckily we had a break in the weather and it did not rain on our parade!” Pat Hoffmann
Pat and her folks were only able to handle a small part of the long and growing eel for their event, but they didn’t let that or the weather keep them from showing off Velvet. They simply used the head and tail and a handful of their favorite panels, did some temporary stapling, and started walking!
Thanks Pat and all for raising river and eel awareness in Southland!