Paremata students do their bit for Bothamley
Paremata School students rolled up their sleeves to help the health of Porirua’s streams and harbour in an enthusiastic effort at Bothamley Park recently.
The 81 pupils had approached the Porirua City Council seeking ways they could help the health of the Harbour.
Helped by parents and teachers, they picked up rubbish along Kenepuru Stream and planted 800 native plants.
"We planted natives and flax bushes,’’ said pupil Logan Big- gans. ‘‘It was fun because we were helping clean and plant one of Porirua’s special places."
Izzy Groves said: "We wanted to make it look better so the banks wouldn’t collapse and cause sedimentation and it’s a nicer environment for recreation and picnics and things."
The restoration project at Bothamley Park tied in nicely with Paremata School’s ‘‘ Take Action’’ programme, which focuses on the health of marine environments.