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Planting and Weeding - check out the dates



Sat 03 Oct 2020, 09:00 am - 12:00pm


Taupo Swamp
Ulric Street, Plimmerton


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Friends of Taupo Swamp meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9.00 am-mid day to weed and plant at Taupo Swamp. These volunteer days combine with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand.

At the June session, sixty volunteers from the community turned up to help and weeded 2,000 natives around the stream. People got together, meet new people from our community to chat, and continue lifting the blackberries, brambles, and Deadly Nightshade. Within two hours it was possible to see the spaces created for another 2,000 manuka and kanuka planting. Plimmerton Rotary President-Elect Bill, took the Rotary volunteers on a wander to give an overview of the Rotary forest where 5,000 saplings will be planted to lessen the impact of the flooding.

We are looking for volunteers for weeding and planting for the first Saturdays of the following months (at this stage) - July 4, August 1, September 5 and October 3 - from 9.00 a.m. until midday and also on the following Thursdays at the same time - July 9, July 30, August 13 and August 20. 

Please turn up at the usual location at Ulric Street, Plimmerton by the Motor Caravan site and bring some friends, spades, and weeding tools.

There's a short video on the 'Friends of Taupo Swamp' Facebook page which you can watch here.

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