It was a joyous day and really special to see so many members of the community join together for the awa.
In total, we planted 1,450 trees with around 60 volunteers. This averages out as roughly 24 trees planted per person, an awesome effort and our biggest planting event this season by the Waimakariri!
We teamed up with Forest & Bird (North Canterbury Branch) for this planting and it was brilliant to build our connection with another organisation who is also passionate about preserving our natural world while bringing more people together.
The Student Volunteer Army were also out in force along with youth group Raise Up. Both were ready to roll up their sleeves, get a bit muddy and put trees into the ground!
While enjoying a bowl of soup by Pulp Kitchen Catering at the end, it wasn’t only the tummy that was being warmed but our hearts at seeing the range of community members united by a common goal to protect our environment.
Big thanks goes to Environment Canterbury for your ecological knowledge, trees and collaboration. Hirepool for the ever important portaloos. Phoenix for keeping our volunteers refreshed! Rātā foundation for operational support. And Forest & Bird for connecting in this important cause.