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Vector Urban Forest Planting

Vector Urban Forest Planting

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  • Sun 23 Sep ’18, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Puhinui Reserve, Puhinui Peninsula, Wiri


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Vector and Sustainable Coastlines invite you, your school or business to join us on Sunday, 23 September for a free day of tree planting on the banks of the Puhinui Stream. Puhinui Reserve has played an important role in Auckland Council’s Million Trees project this year.

Vector’s Urban Forest aims to plant over 10,000 native seedlings a year, replacing every tree removed from the network for safety reasons with two new ones in areas where they contribute to the environment and the local community.

This public planting day is open to all, so bring your family and all your mates!

Planting native trees, shrubs and grasses on the banks of waterways helps the environment in a number of ways. Plants remove sediment and excess nutrients, they provide shelter, shade and habitat to birds and stream organisms and they help to capture carbon dioxide, which contributes in the ongoing battle against climate change.

To take part in this event, please fill in the form (link below) on behalf of your group and one of our team from Sustainable Coastlines will be in touch. We’ll be meeting from 10.00am at the end of Price Rd in Wiri and look for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 4:00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but at lunch, we’ll all come together for a tasty feed and refreshment.

To participate, please take a few seconds to sign up via the link below:

We provide:
- Trees and planting site
- A planting tutorial
- Gloves
- Spades
- Refreshments
- Health & safety briefing and documents (we’ll happily provide a risk assessment for you)
- First aid kits and first aid trained staff
- Photographs

What to bring:
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
- Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
- Sun hat and sunscreen.
- Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
- Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the Re:Mobile phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
- Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to sam@sustainablecoastlines.org.

For more information, please contact Sam on sam@sustainablecoastlines.org.

This event is part of Conservation Week 2018 - conservationweek.org.nz

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