Planting volunteers enjoy Arbor Day
Summerhill’s Lower Titoki Reserve has benefited from last month’s Green Corridors community planting on Arbor Day. Nearly 1000 trees were planted during the Ricoh Green Day Out on Sunday, June 28.
The great weather couldn’t have been more contrasting from the heavy rain and flooding that had engulfed Manawatu the previous weekend.
Calm weather leading up to the planting day created perfect ground conditions for the 50 or so volunteer planters who were attracted to the event. Among them were Ricoh staff and their families, Summerhill neighbours, Girls High students, Palmerston North City Council and Horizons Regional Council staff, residents from other parts of the city and members of the Green Corridors group.
Green Corridors wants the wider community to be aware of the huge contribution to enhancing biodiversity in the city that Ricoh makes through its funding and ongoing planting day support. It is also worth acknowledging and thanking the company for making each planting day such a fun occasion. On Arbor Day, Ricoh rewarded the volunteers with a lunch of pizza and drinks once the planting had been completed.
Green Corridors also congratulates Ricoh for its welldeserved corporate volunteering recognition award from the Manawatu and Districts Volunteer Resource Centre.
Green Corridors is seeking expressions of interest from individuals and organisations who would like to contribute their skills, time and enthusiasm to their ‘ranges to the river’ planting project on an on-going basis by contacting Michael Duindam 356 8199, firstname.lastname@example.org, or at facebook.com/pages/GreenCorridors-Palmerston-North/ to find out more.
Green Corridors volunteers extend reserve planting in Summerhill.