Come and Plant a Tree this Winter and Make A Difference

19th June 2017 | Nicky Davis

Come along to one of Kaipatiki Project’s Bushcare days this winter.  Held over 6 weekends from June to October you and your family and friends can come and help keep Kaipatiki and Upper Harbour beautiful by weeding and planting.

Run by Kaipatiki Project, the environment centre of the North Shore, community planting days are aimed at getting everybody and outside and looking after the environment they live in.

Children love the experience as Alex Davis age 7 from Kauri Park School said “I really enjoy tree planting as I get to plant a tree, learn about the bush, use some “proper” tools like a spade and get to have a sausage sizzle at the end!”’

Janet Cole, Manager of Kaipatiki Project says “This is an opportunity for local people to get actively involved in changing the face of their neighbourhood for the better and make a lasting difference to their environment. You will meet many interesting, committed people, have lots of fun and help plant some plants over this winter.”

Families are invited to come along and make a fun morning of it, BBQ is provided to all planters. Planters are encouraged to wear gumboots and bring gloves and a spade if they have one.

The dates of the community bushcare days are :

Sat 1st July (Eskdale), Sat 29th July (Eskdale), Sat 12th August (Eskdale), Sept 2nd (Upper Harbour), Sept 9th (Upper Harbour)

Anyone interested in registering or finding out more should visit www.kaipatiki.org.nz/volunteer to register your place

 

ENDS

 

Editors notes:

Kaipatiki Project is a not-for-profit, community based organisation which exists to carry out ecological restoration and environmental education with communities across the North Shore and further afield.

For more information contact:

Nicky Davis

Marketing Manager: Kaipatiki Project

09 482 1172 or 0225564259

[email protected]



Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters

Auckland Council Foundation North Ministry for the Environment Kaipatiki Local Board Ubiquity Environment Hubs Aotearoa