Peter and Margaret Johns and their granddaughter Lily. planting at Karaka Cove.
There have been regular seasonal plantings of native species at Karaka Cove reserve in Whangaparaoa over the years and although this year the plantings were later than normal, because of Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, more than 1300 plants still went in. The project is led by Hibiscus Coast Forest and Bird.
Forest and Bird’s Pauline Smith says she is very grateful to all the volunteers who took part.
More than 50 helpers were involved, including the Forest and Bird team, Auckland Council workers and the Rotary Club of Orewa and their friends and family.
“All we need now is some good steady Spring rain to help the seedlings on their way,” Pauline says.