Sunday, 21 August 2011

Are you registered for Waitati planting day?

by Liz Sherwood, Dept of Conservation

Living Legends and the Department of Conservation encourage you to
register your interest (on the website or by phoning DoC) for the
Great Living Legends Muck-in. With not long to go, your registrations
help us to plan for catering, transport and traffic management. I
predict that it will be a popular event, being free and
family-friendly.

Sharpen your spades and grab your gloves, because we will be digging
through a deep turf layer to plant a range of natives including flax,
cabbage trees, sedges, rushes and kahikatea, fuchsia and tree daisies.
The 4,600 plants will greatly enhance the estuary margin for wildlife,
from the Waitati River to Doctors Point Road.

Activities will start at 1pm at the Foyle Street entrance to Orokonui
Scenic Reserve. Some publications and websites have an earlier start
time advertised but the correct time is 1-4pm on Sunday, September 25.

This habitat restoration project is jointly managed by Living Legends
staff and local DoC staff. If you have any questions, please contact
Liz Sherwood at DoC in Dunedin Ph 477 0677 or email
lsherwood@doc.govt.nz.

For more information and to register visit www.livinglegends.co.nz. If
your group or school would like to take up this opportunity to
fundraise by sausage sizzle, cake or soup stall, or would like to run
a children's activity, please contact either Liz or Kay at
contact@livinglegends.co.nz

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