Volunteers get planting
away,” says Sarah.
DoC have been actively managing the campsite that sits within the Arapuni Conservation Area since 2007. So far they have transformed the area by adding a toilet and kitchen area and they have also fenced and planted all along the river terrace.
The additional plantings have added to the aesthetic value of the campsite by creating private areas for camping with plenty of much needed shade and shelter for during the summer months.
These two planting days alongside the team planting day in March have been the first DoC have hosted for many years at the site. Sarah says she hopes now that they can continue with them in the future.
More plans for the campground are in the pipeline and include more planting, roading and parking development and an area designated to visitors to the campground.
“Arohena School is also looking at creating a nursery for native plants. This is something we can help them achieve by supplying materials and we will hopefully then be able to have a local supply of plants,” says Sarah.
Latest planting day at at Arohena Campground.
Volunteers and DoC staff at Arohena Campground.