2015 planting season underway
Rod and his team of enthusiastic helpers are underway withthe 2015 planting season. The new planting area recently fenced in the Ihumatea catchment on Urupukapuka Island has now been sprayed off by Rod's team - resplendent in their new spray suits provided for our volunteer programme by ASB Community Trust. The site is now ready for the mass public planting on Sunday 24th May, supported annually by Fullers GreatSights.
Another area in Urupukapuka Bay has been fenced for the Kids Restore NZ Floating Classroom programme which starts in Term Two. Bay of Islands schools will be participating in this unique programme that is supported by Air NZ Environment Trust, Explore Group and DOC.
The planting programme includes 65 species of plants which come from the Kerikeri Shade House and Kerikeri Plant Production, and are funded by Air NZ Environment Trust.
Rod works in with DOC on site preparation and plant transport but private boats are also used for the smaller plantings. Plant transport is also helped by the 6 month sponsorship of a Hilux by Northland Toyota