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Bushy Point Triple Celebration - Saturday 14 September 2019 update

Celebrating 20 years of the Otatara Landcare Group, 15,000 hours at Bushy Point and 30,000 native plants planted

WHERE: Bushy Point, access and off-road parking from 5 Bryson Rd, Otatara


WHEN: Saturday, 14 September 2019


TIME: Gather at 9:30 am for the Kick- - Off Competition*


BRING: Family, friends, sturdy footwear, clothing for the conditions,
gloves, spade and water


*Kick-Off Competition
Decorate a commemorative stone (the bigger the better) to mark our triple celebration.
Bring it along at the start of our planting day and enter it in the competition.

JOIN US AFTERWARDS…
We’ll have a place to wash your hands and a port-a-loo for your comfort.
We’ll crank up the BBQ for a snag (or two or three). There’ll be games and
competitions, spot prizes and giveaways, a mystery mascot and the cutting of
the cake.

For further
information, contact
Barry Smith
03 213-1500
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Bushy Point Triple Celebration Saturday 14 September 2019

Conservation Week—Annual Planting Day

Celebrating 20 years of the Otatara Landcare Group, 15,000 hours at Bushy Point and 30,000 native plants planted

WHERE: Bushy Point, access and off-road parking from 5 Bryson Rd, Otatara

WHEN: Saturday, 14 September 2019

TIME: Gather at 9:30 am for the Kick-Off Competition*

BRING: Family, friends, sturdy footwear, clothing for the conditions, gloves, spade and water and prepare to plant our 30,000th plant!

JOIN US AFTERWARDS… We’ll have a place to wash your hands and a port-a-loo for your comfort. We’ll crank up the BBQ for a snag (or two or three). There’ll be games and competitions, spot prizes and giveaways, a mystery mascot and the cutting of the cake. More Details (PDF, 3.79 MB)

AGM and Pest Talk - Wednesday 15 May 2019

Otatara Landcare Group AGM – Otatara Church Hall, Oreti Road 7-9pm

Speaker Dallas Bradley – “All you wanted to know about Pest Control” including some trail camera videos.

Otatara South Reserve Walk

Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 6.30pm

An easy walk through one of Otatara’s largest native forest remnants is full of interest. Your guides are knowledgeable about native fauna and flora – and the problems caused by more recent invaders. Find out about pest control and the difference it is making!

The return along estuary foreshore reveals traces of human history from early Maori activity to Otatara’s first sawmill site.

When? Tuesday 26 March at 6.30 p.m.

Where? Meet at the Reserve entrance at the end of Huruhuru Road (off Erskine Road). Parking space is available.

Bring: Walking shoes or gumboots (for the estuary section).

Contact: Cathy Macfie ph. 2131267