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Community Break out days with Southland Girls High School Year 7s - 13 April 2021

On 13 April 2021 the Otatara Landcare Group hosted 150 SGHS students at Bushy Point as part of their Year 7 community break out days. The day included learning about pests, seed collecting and planting trees, and learning about birds in our forests. Otatara Landcare Group volunteers coordinated this with help from Mark Oster, as well as Environment Southland staff Walter Fieldes and Neville Parminter. While it was a bit wet at times, the girls were interested and enthused and had a lot of fun. Big thanks to those that helped with this day, and to the Year 7 girls for helping with the restoration of Bushy Point. OLG Chair Barry Smith did a great job overseeing the planting of almost 200 native plants. A few students are looking forward to the annual planting day at Bushy Point on Saturday September 11th – check out