Plant­ing vol­un­teers en­joy Ar­bor Day

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENVIRONMENT - MICHAEL DUIN­DAM

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, michael.duin­dam@pncc.govt.nz, or at face­book.com/pages/GreenCor­ri­dors-Palmer­ston-North/ to find out more.

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Green Cor­ri­dors vol­un­teers ex­tend re­serve plant­ing in Sum­mer­hill.

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