Kumutoto Stream Tree Planting 2016 | Sustainable Coastlines

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Thank you so much for coming to the Love your Water Tree planting at Kumutoto Stream!
What a great day.  More than 60 people got over 100 native trees (Dacrycarpus dacrydioides, Kahikatea) in the ground and more than 100 metres of weed pulled. A HUGE thanks to Bart Cox for his organisation of the day, and despite loosing his keys he never lost his stoke.  Lots of respect and thanks to Stephen and the group from Volunteer Fitness who always give 100%.
Thanks to Kennards Newtown, for lending us the BBQ so that everyone could come together for a sausage and a laugh, and of course to Phoenix Organics and Eight Thirty Coffee for the drinks.
We love working with the passionate stewards of Kumutoto stream, and we’re really looking forward to being involved again next year!
Many thanks,
Oliver & Te Kawa

As part of the 2016 Love Your Water campaign we were thrilled to be supporting tree planting and weeding at Kumutoto Stream on Sunday 24 July 2016. 
The Kumutoto Stream has some great people at the Society for Conservation Biology, lovingly overlooking its restoration and this event was a great opportunity for members of the community to help them give some love to this special stream right in the heart of Wellington city.

Starting at 10am, we had 63 wonderful people show up – members of the public, the team from Society for Conservation Biology, the hard-working crew from Volunteer Fitness and even some interested neighbours to Kelburn Park! Despite the wind, it was very sheltered down in Kumutoto Stream across the four working sites. Along with getting 100 trees in the ground, a massive amount of weeding and site preparation was completed, allowing for further tree planting in the coming weeks as well as giving some love to young trees planted over the last few years. Being an urban area, there was also a huge amount of rubbish removed from the forest

After a solid morning, everyone enjoyed a tasty BBQ, thanks to Kennards Hire Newtown, and some Phoenix Organics Drinks. Huge thanks also to the Wellington City Council for supplying bins for the waste.