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Monday 22 January 2018 - Bowman Bush Chilean Flame Creeper removal

Come and help remove the weed Chilean flame creeper from Bowman Bush, Ruru Ave. Hand pulling is the method and gloves are recommended. More hands make light work!


Date: Monday 22 January 2018

Where: Bowmans Bush, Ruru Avenue

Time: 7 pm

Event: Annual Chilean flame creeper evening

Contact: Randall Milne Ph: 021 784989

Bushy Point Walk Wednesday 20 December 2017

Bushy Point Walk (Leader Barry Smith 2130500) – 7.30pm. Meet at 173 Grant Road, Otatara and bring something yummy for supper. Parking available at 183 Grant Road carpark, but not on the road verge please.

Sunday 5 November 2017, Family Eco-Fun Day at Bushy Point Otatara,1pm-3pm

Sunday 5 November 2017, Family Eco-Fun Day at Bushy Point Otatara,1pm-3pm - Start at the Southland Community Nursery (Park at 183 Grant Road car park then follow the signs)

The Eco Fun Day will make the most of the Bushy Point walking track, nature walk and activities, the pond and planted areas. Our day will also take advantage of the Southland Community Nursery Education Centre’s attractions. We will identify bugs and plants, discover the uses of some plants and help the Otatara Landcare Group to plant more trees in this forest-in-the-making. We will see what lives in the pond; try our hand at boat building and learn about pesky possums and other pests. This is a fun-filled family afternoon and we welcome you to join us. KCC trips are family trips so it is essential that each child or group of children is accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them - parents and grandparents have fun too!

Contact KCC Coordinator Bronwyn 213 0017, , or Chris Rance (Southland Community Nursery) 2131161 for further details.


SOUTHLAND COMMUNITY NURSERY reopens after winter break Friday 22 September

Join us again, each Friday morning from 9-noon (or any part to suit you) and be part of the voluntary team which cares for native plants by growing them from seed and cuttings; weeding, watering; repotting etc. Many of these plants are used for the on-going plantings at Bushy Point or are given away to volunteers to help keep Otatara green


Previously known as Living Legends, we are continuing our BIG tree planting date at Bushy Point Reserve. This year we have 1000 trees to plant

Meet at 9.45am at the Bushy Point Reserve end of Bryson Road (from Dunns Road, turn left into Marama Avenue South then left into Bryson Road) Plenty of parking. Bring a spade (some available to borrow), gloves, water and suitable footwear and warm clothes. FREE sausage sizzle. Finish around noon Phone Barry 2131500 for more info

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