Success for Waitakere's Project Twin Streams
Success for Project Twin Streams
Project Twin Streams has had another successful planting, with Swanson Stream’s banks receiving over 1700 new plants on Sunday.
The planting day was part of Swanson’s 150th birthday celebrations.
Project Co-ordinator Christine Henley says, “There was lots of enthusiasm from the community. It was great to see a range of different age groups and individuals, from young to old.”
Swanson playcentre provided face-painting and crafts for young children, and adults and children alike relaxed to the live music and a free BBQ as they took time out from planting toetoe, coprosma, nikau and cabbage trees.
As well as planting, water tests on the quality of the Swanson Stream were conducted by Ruby Jones, Waitakere coordinator from WaiCare (a stream water quality organisation).
The planting follows on from others at Pixie, Oratia and Opanuku Streams.
For more information on upcoming plantings, refer to the Waitakere City Council website www.waitakere.govt.nz.