I was pleased to contribute to our local environment on a very chilly day last Saturday, by joining local volunteers in planting a number of trees to encourage further bird life at Waiatarua Reserve.
Waiatarua Reserve is NZ’s largest urban wetland covering approximately 20 hectares, of complex geological, historical and ecological value that also provides a wonderful sanctuary for a variety of bird life.
The Waiatarua Reserve Protection Society is a community group working towards enhancing the Waiatarua Reserve by planting native trees and shrubs to provide year round food for birds and insects and carrying out volunteer pest control supported by Auckland Council Parks dept to control rats and possums which decimate the bird life and new tree growth
Huge thanks to the Rotary Club of Ellerslie Sunrise who helped with volunteers and spade power on the day as well as funding. Also thanks to Auckland Councils volunteers co-ordinator and the Orakei Local Board, who had two members planting too