Rodney community planting days coming soon

Publish Date : 16 Apr 2024
Rodney community planting days coming soon

Winter is just around the corner and with it comes a plea for locals to help plant thousands of native plants in parks across the Rodney Local Board area.

Board chair Brent Bailey says volunteers are gearing up to plant over 10,000 shrubs and trees in 21 local parks and sites over the next four months.

“The winter season is ideal for planting, and our council parks staff and volunteers are geared up for the challenge.

“Many hands make light work and that’s especially true when it comes to planting out large areas of our parks in a very short time. Getting that extra help can make all the difference.

“Planting days are such a fun activity for families and a very special way of giving back to our community.”

Planting areas and planting dates are:

  • Mahurangi East Marginal Strip- 2 May, 10am, meet at Grange Street, Snells Beach.

  • Helensville River Walkway – 16 May, 9am, meet at 106 Commercial Road, Helensville.

  • Te Whau Walkway – 19 May, 10am at site 5a and 25 May, 10am at site 7, meet at end of Dawson Road, Snells Beach.

  • Matheson Bay – 8 June, 10am, meet at Grand View Road car park.

  • Jamieson Bay Esplanade Reserve – 9 June, time to be confirmed, meet at the council car park.

  • Goodall Reserve – 13 June, 9.30am, meet at end of Hamatana Road, Snells Beach.

  • Wellsford – 16 June, 10am, meet at 30 Worker Road, Wellsford.

  • Rotary Grove – 9 July, 9.30am, meet corner of Shoesmith and Mahurangi Street.

  • Sesquicentennial Walkway – 14 July, 9.30am, meet next to Bridgehouse, Elizabeth Street, Warkworth.

  • Puhoi River – 21 July, 10am, meet at Domain Road car park.

  • Omaha/ Mangatawhiri – 21 July, time to be confirmed, meet at 198 Mangatawhiri Road.

  • Glen Eden Riparian FOAM – 28 July, time to be confirmed, meet at 607 Matakana Road, private access.

  • Whisper Cove – 11 August, 10am, meet end of Kokihi Lane, Snells Beach.

Bayley says that students are leading the way with over 30 per cent of planting events involving schools.

“Students are eager to help out and many have signed up to plant trees in parks near their schools.”

Other planting areas across Rodney, including school planting sites, are Cabeleigh Drive Reserve, Goodall Reserve, Kowhai Park, Kumeū River, Matheson Bay, Rautawhiri Park, Te Whau Walkway and Warkworth Showgrounds.

Bayley say, “All it takes is a few hours of hard work and effort to make a lasting contribution to your local park.”

Some planting sites, dates and times are still being confirmed. Every effort is made to ensure planting event information is correct.

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