With water quality being a huge topic of debate leading up to this year’s vote, what better way to show that you care for New Zealand’s waterways than by joining us for a day of native tree planting. Brought to you by Sustainable Coastlines and Auranga, this Love Your Water Drury planting day aims to give 2000+ native trees a new home along the banks of the Ngakoroa Stream.
Auranga is a new community being built on the inner reaches of the Manukau Harbour in Pahurehure Inlet near Drury.
Building a new community on a greenfields site near the water comes with a responsibility to the natural environment. This is why the partnership between Sustainable Coastlines and Auranga is so important. Auranga is serious about contributing to improved waterways and is including a generous number of parks, reserves, walkways, cycleways and boardwalks as well as planting tens of thousands of native plants in rain gardens, wetlands and along the banks of stream and estuary waterways.
Native trees stabilise stream banks to stop sediment making our waterways turbid and smothering native flora and fauna. They also help soak up nutrients and chemicals that pollute our waterways, promote the rejuvenation of native biodiversity, increase our connection to nature and help to neutralise carbon emissions.
Join us from 10:00am on Sunday 24 September for a fun family day out with some great Mexican food and a good break from politics! Please register for this event on the form below. Look for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags and high-vis helpers at 132 Bremner Rd, Drury (just over the motorway bridge and on the left). We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up early to mid afternoon.
We will provide:
- Trees and planting site
- A planting tutorial
- Drinking water plus tea and coffee for the adults
- A delicious lunch
- Health & safety briefing
- First aid kits and first aid trained staff
What you should bring:
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
- Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
- Sun hat and sunscreen.
- Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go).
- Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
- A camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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