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Bushy Point Triple Celebration Day

On 14th September 2019 the Otatara Landcare Group (OLG) celebrated its 20th year and two other important milestones. At Bushy Point – the planting of 30,000 native plants and the reaching of 15,000 volunteer hours.

On the Triple Celebration Day we not only planted 1000 plants by lunchtime but had a ceremonial tree planting for Russell Evans who passed away recently – his wife May planted a special totara tree and our new kereru mascot was named “Russell” in his honour. This was followed by a BBQ, the cutting of the cake by our All Black Living Legend Kevin Laidlaw, and children’s activities.

If you haven’t been to Bushy Point it’s a great walk - the Bushy Point Project is accessible to the public at all times with walkways and interpretation signs – access from Bryson Road.