What a fantastic day of planting at the Waimakariri River with Kathmandu Summit Club!
In only a few hours we planted 2600 trees along the beautiful tributary that feeds directly into the Waimakariri River.
The weather was sunny and unseasonably warm, and the shade of the nursery trees was welcomed by almost 100 volunteers that gave their time to give some love to this stream. Last year we planted across the stream, so to be able to restore both banks makes real impact on the water quality of this tributary.
At lunch time we all put tools down and ate the amazing waste-free, sustainable lunch by Jade and Christa – if you’re in Christchurch go check out the Kākano Cafe and cookery school for eating and learning about foraged and sustainable foods!
A huge thanks to Greg Stanley and the team from Environment Canterbury for their passion and expertise in restoring this area right. And of course thank you to our event sponsors Kathmandu, without whom we couldn’t run these events and our educational programmes for free.
Finally thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time so generously in support of our rivers and streams – we can make a difference when we work together!
As part of our amazing collaboration with Kathmandu Summit Club, we invite you to join us on Saturday September 15th for a tree planting at the Waimakariri River.
Environment Canterbury (ECan) do amazing work in this area, and are lovingly overlooking its restoration, so we want to help them give some love to this special area. It’s an honour to be back in Christchurch, working with these teams.
How to get there: Head to the eastern end of Coutts Island Road – Whites Crossing West Picnic Area – and we’ll meet from 10.00am; look out for the Kathmandu flags. We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 2.00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but around noon we’ll all come together for a some tasty food and some Phoenix Organics Drinks.
To participate, please take a few seconds to sign up via registration at Kathmandu’s Summit Club.
This is a beautiful and reasonably sheltered area but please dress and prepare accordingly for chilly weather and a day outdoors. The planting is within easy walking distance from the car park – just look for the Kathmandu flags and you’ll find us!