As part of the Wellington portion of our 2016 Love Your Water program we had a great day planting trees in the lower section of Owhiro Stream with two Wellington schools, both experienced in planting trees with us. First up was St Bernard’s School, making great headway with digging holes in the challenging ground and cleaning the river bank of plastic bags and rubbish underpinned by their strong connection with Owhiro Stream. A few hours later, Te Aro School took their turn at planting trees and learning about this stream. Full of energy and passion, the students from Te Aro mucked in to help with a lot of extra jobs after they’d planted trees, much to the delight of their teachers. In all, both schools planted 430 trees along a very important section of the Owhiro Stream. Special thanks to Anita and Brian from the Wellington City Council for their knowledge and support on site and to the extra members of the public who showed up to lend a hand.
Thanks to Phoenix Organics who supplied us with refreshing drinks for afterwards and Wellington City Council for supplying the trees.
See our events page for more upcoming tree planting events this season.