We have a Landcare Okareka Working Bee scheduled for this coming Saturday 24th August 2013.
We will be travelling down on the barge from the Acacia Road lakefront area to the area near the shade shelter on the Lake Okareka Walkway. We will be planting wetland type plants to help with erosion control of the banks near the shade shelter.
The area we planted a couple of years ago, into sand bags, has survived and grown quite well - and helped prevent erosion last winter when the lake levels were so high. This was a bit of an experiment but is seems to have worked really well. So we thought we would try and do some more of the same in this area.
We will also have additional kanuka and manuka plants to put in areas adjacent to the walkway boundary fence near the shade shelter to infill some older plantings where we lost plants last summer. We also have a few kowhai to replace in the kowhai grove. Most of these plants we will be putting in, have been provided by Rotorua District Council Nursery, with the remainder coming from the order we made through the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Thank you to both councils for their support.
When: Saturday 24th August 2013
Where: Please meet at the Acacia Road lakefront area just before 9.00 am
What to Bring: Suitable warm clothing and foot wear (you may need wet weather gear if it looks like rain - we will be working regardless of the weather), gardening gloves, planting spade. We will have some life jackets (for barge) but feel free to BYO - lifejacket, that is!
We will provide drinking water and the makings for morning tea. Hope to see many of you on Saturday morning!
Phone 07 362 8865