Vol­un­teers get plant­ing

Waipa Post - - The Country - BY CAITLAN JOHN­STON

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.

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