Whareroa planting sessions continue

Our 4th planting session will be Sunday August 17th, 9am to noon.

Volunteers can drive in to the Hub and there is then a short walk up towards the Water Intake where we will be based.

The forecast is good and the soil is lovely and soft with easy planting. The planting site is on the side of the hill and gives great views. The route will be marked by flags from the entrance. Please leave all gates as you find them. Morning tea at the site and BBQ hotdog afterwards will be at the Guardians’ shed at the entrance.

Please come and help if you can: wear strong footwear and gloves and bring tools if you have them.

We have some spades and grubbers. Lighter work is available, gathering empty pots. Everyone welcome, especially children. We reached Upper Bush last session along the top of the line and will now continue down. As the Dept of Conservation gave us an additional $6,000 for plants we will be able to continue further down the slope. Nga Uruora have kindly sprayed more spots below the current edge, in “waves” to give a more natural edge.

Future plantings Sundays Sept 7th and 21st and October 5th.

Entrance planting has been deferred to allow spot spraying along the stream to work and we will also complete the bush connection.