Learn to build tracks from expert
Friends of Mckenzie Reserve is continuing its record of developing what was a pine-plantation into a stunning native reserve.
The reserve is off Empire Ave, Enclosure Bay, and also has a small track into the Sandy Bay area.
It is this area that is currently undergoing a huge facelift, according to committee member Tony King-turner.
King-turner, well-known on the island for his enthusiasm for the development of native reserves and protection of waterways, is encouraging locals to come and get involved in the project.
‘‘Track building is incredibly satisfying. It’s not hard and, with a good group of people, we will not only make a lot of progress quickly but it will be social as well,’’ he said.
‘‘This is your chance to be part of something special for the island.
‘‘You don’t have to have any experience, just enthusiasm and a spade would help.’’
The working bee is Friday, November 17 from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Meet at the Sandy Bay entrance to the Mckenzie Reserve, off Coromandel Road - park close to Sandy Bay as spaces are limited.
Email Niki Schuck at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.