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Plant trees and protect Awhitu Regional Park

Plant trees and protect Awhitu Regional Park

Aucklanders throughout the region are invited to help the Auckland Regional Council (ARC) protect and improve park life by planting native trees on the conservation area at Awhitu Regional Park on Wednesday 29 June and Sunday 3 July from 10am onwards.

Planting days are an excellent opportunity to make a positive difference to the environment. They’re also a great way to experience the region’s parks – this year the ARC is encouraging people to join planting days in parks that they haven’t visited before, and make the most of a rewarding family day out.

Planting at Awhitu will give campers and picnickers shade and shelter. It will also stabilise the coastal edge and protect and enhance the coastal forest remnants.

New trees are planted to maintain and enhance biodiversity, and to protect park life including native plants, birds, fish and insects, and their support systems and food supplies.

Tree planting also goes a long way towards nursing our damaged ecosystems back to health. It speeds up natural regeneration, reduces flooding and erosion, and improves water quality in our rivers and beaches, making them safe for swimming.

For more information on this planting day contact the ARC on 09 366 2000 option 2 or visit www.arc.govt.nz.

What to bring:

Work boots or enclosed shoes (not sandals), a spade (if you have one), gloves, a jacket, snacks and a water bottle (it’s thirsty work). We provide a sausage sizzle for lunch.

Where to meet:

Meet at Brook Homestead, 10am (on both days).


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