1 October 2018
The Wanganui Branch of Crombie Lockwood recently spent a half day with the local DOC team during Conservation Week (17-23 Sept) and partook in a rejuvenation planting project on the coastal reserve at the Tapuaru Stream Reserve on the West Coast 40km’s north of Wanganui.
The team of 10 spent four fantastic hours learning about the area, the project and its objectives, clearing introduced grasses and weeds around last years plantings. We then prepared the ground and planted 200 native trees and grasses along the low lying stream area which is home to and array of native birds, eels, wait bait and other important native species. The reserve is undergoing a rejuvenation project by local iwi in conjunction with DOC and all trees and grasses where grown in the Iwi Native Nursery and donated to DOC to plant out in conjunction with our team.
It was a great day and extremely rewarding for the team giving back to our local environment in a small but important way.