Plant a tree for future of Karamu¯
Winter is a busy time for volunteers getting involved in community planting days, and in June every weekend has aHawke’s Bay Regional Council event alongside the Karamu¯ Stream.
“Planting days are great ways for local people to get out and be involved in enhancing our environment in a practical way, with the reward of seeing your own patch of native bush flourish in years ahead,” says HBRC’s open space development officer Ant Rewcastle.
“Marae adjacent to the Karamu¯ and old Ngaruroro, including Kohupatiki and Ruahapia, provide great support of these projects, and these planting events are a great opportunity to learn about the history and cultural importance of the Karamu¯ Stream.”
Register for these events on www.hbrc.govt.nz, Search #getinvolved and get more details and location maps.
Saturday June 11 at Ruahapia, downstream of the Karamu¯ Road SH2 bridge, 10am-1pm.
Saturday June 18 at Crosses Road Bridge, Havelock North, 10am-1pm.
Saturday June 25 at Kohupatiki Marae, 9am-1pm.
Details are on the HBRC website of how to register to join in a Forest and Bird Society Hastings- Havelock North planting day on Sunday June 12. The planting is on the Poukawa Stream which flows through Pekapeka wetland and is a tributary of the Karamu¯.
During the week of June 13, several school groups will also be getting out and planting native trees and shrubs in various locations.
On Saturday June 18, the planting day at Havelock North will take volunteers back to an area where plantings on the Karamu¯ were started by St Columba’s Havelock North Environmental House Group 19 years ago.