Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:37

Community Planting Days

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Over May, June and July there have been regular Community Planting days organised by Auckland Council throughout the Auckland Region. The team at New Zealand Biosecurity Services think it is great seeing hundreds of Aucklanders come out and take up the opportunity to enhance their recreational areas. Some planting days have been very wet but the community has still turned up to get the plants in the ground and join in a well deserved sausage sizzle for lunch.

The team helped organise the community planting for the Volcano to Sea Project at Mooneys Bridge North Reserve in Howick on the 29th of June with Trudy Rankin, the NZ Landcare Trust Project Coordinator. There was a fantastic turnout from the community, with over 100 people helping to plant 1200 plants. For more information on this project visit the NZ Landcare Trust webpage.

The Herald Island community planting saw two of our team that live in the Herald Island community, organise the planting on a very damp Sunday morning. On the 23rd of June, 20 people joined Shane and Ian to plant 400 plants at Kowhai Beach Reserve.

Two plantings have been run at Sanders Reserve in Paremoremo on the 6th of May and the 16th of June. Both days have seen the community turn up with spades and team spirit to plant. Community members of all ages have got stuck into the planting and make short work of the job.

The Warkworth Cement Works on the 16th of June and the 14th of July, saw the Warkworth community out to plant 1400 plants in the two planting days.

For more information on getting involved in community plantings over the winter months and other environmental programmes in Auckland Council Parks, visit their Education and Volunteering webpage.

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