Balmoral Reserve Tree Planting | Sustainable Coastlines

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Thank You so much for coming to the Whitebait Connection / Love your Water Tree planting at the Balmoral Reserve

What a great day.  Around 20 hardy volunteers braved the weather and got more than 800 native plants in the riparian zone – a HUGE thanks to Kim Jones and the Whitebait Connection team for their organisation of the day.  Thanks also to Jolt Cafe and Phoenix Organics who supplied us with delicious scones, muffins and drinks for the day – they also helped us with the recycling!
We hope to keep partnering with Whitebait Connection in the future, and we’re really looking forward to being involved again next year!
Many thanks and stay in touch!



Time changed to 12 noon! Weather update: We are going to push the start of this planting back to 12 noon – but we’re still on! The worst of the rain should be gone by midday, but please dress accordingly – gum boots and waterproofs will be pretty essential so please come prepared for wet ground and rain. The trees will love it!



As part of our 2015 Love your Water campaign we invite you to join us for a day of tree planting at the Balmoral Reserve on Saturday 5 September 2015. This will be the final planting in a restoration project of over 3km of waterway from the Whangarei Falls to the Balmoral Reserve, run by the Whitebait Connection Team, with support from the Waitaua Catchment Restoration Network, Northland Regional Council, Whangarei District Council, Foundation North and the Department of Conservation!

Simply meet by the bridge on the corner of Vinegar Hill Rd and Balmoral Rd, Tikipunga. There is parking on Balmoral Road and the planting will be signposted from there. We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 4:00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but afterwards we’ll all come together for some scones and Phoenix Organics’ Drinks.

Volunteers, corporate groups and schools are all welcome to come along and get your hands dirty, give some love to previous plantings, and help the regeneration of this beautiful stream.

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