Thank you to everyone who has come and helped with all of the Landcare Okareka working bees over the past few months.
We have one last planting working bee planned for this Saturday 1st November 2014.
WHERE: Please meet at the launching ramp and jetty area, Acacia Road, Lake Okareka a bit before 9 am. We will be using Dennis Falconer's barge to transport some very large pohutukawa plants and some Cyperus ustulatus plants, some compost / mulch, tools and people down to the shade shelter area along the Lake Okareka walkway.
If you are a bit late and miss the barge, please drive to the entrance of the Lake Okareka walkway further along Acacia Road, and walk down to where we will be doing the planting along the walkway.
WHAT ARE DOING: planting and some basic track maintenance work.
WHAT TO BRING: Please wear appropriate clothing (bring your wet weather gear just in case), strong shoes or boots, sun hat & sunscreen, gardening gloves and a life jacket (if you have one - we will have some spares with us), a planting spade, a rake and a shovel. A couple of strong wheelbarrows could also be useful.
We will bring cold drinking water & cups, and makings for morning tea.
This will be the last planting working bee for this year so we look forward to seeing many of you there.
Saturday 1st November, at Boyes beach from 1 - 3 pm: "Virtually on Track" launch.
Also staff from Sport Bay of Plenty and DOC, assisted by some people from Okareka will be launching "Virtually on Track" at Boyes beach from 1 - 3 pm also on Saturday 1st November 2014. There will be kayaking, walking and conservation activities such as endangered species tracking and animal pest control, highlighted. Please feel free to check this out on the Sport Bay of Plenty web site and come along to learn more.