A chocolate box day! - stunning Autumn weather up at South Head saw us helping DoC and Auckland Council with planting up native bushery on Te Rau Puriri Park at South Head together with other under the auspices of the NZFWDA.
There were over 1,000 seedling trees and shrubs to be planted on the hillsides - this was done in under 3 hours by some 40 volunteers, all under the watchful, and sometimes stern (!) eye of the Park Rangers..
The bodies hard at work on the hillside:|
The reward was an excellent feed afterwards - burgers 'n' bacon butties - superbly chef'd by the Park Rangers (little did we know that cooking at BBQs is a pre-requisite for being a DoC Ranger...) along with that lovely satisfied feeling of having done a good morning's volunteer work for the community :)
And... this event surely provided the NZ's greatest exposition of ex-Army trailers!
For the record:
With the help of all volunteers (participating 4WD Clubs, NZFWDA, and local supporters), over 10,000 plants have been, erm, planted, since the project began ~ Not a bad record :)
Thanks to Brett Whyte for organising yet another good event up at this Park.