Parangarahu Lakes Community Planting Day

today 15 June 2024my_locationParangarahu Lakes, Pencarrow

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Event organised by GW Regional Council.

Join us for a day of planting mingimingi, ake ake, and other native species at these nationally significant lakes.

The Parangarahu Lakes are important to the surrounding environment and are home to native taonga. This includes a range of wetland plants, īnanga (galaxias maculatus), manu (birds), and our native freshwater mussel, the kākahi.

This planting day is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of physical activity, as you’ll be carrying plants and digging holes.

What to bring/wear:
• Sturdy boots or gumboots
• Long sleeves and pants, and a waterproof jacket are essential. Layering and wearing a hat or beanie is a good way to stay warm. This site can be very exposed, so it is a good idea to bring a spare change of clothes.
• Feel free to bring your own favourite spade and gloves.
• Bring your own water bottle, lunch, and snacks.

We provide:
• FREE transport from Burdan’s Gate, Eastbourne, along the rugged coast to the Lower Pencarrow Lighthouse at the harbour entrance and onto the entrance of the first lake. Please book your seat as we have limited numbers. No private cars will have access.
• Plants and planting tools, gloves.
• An experienced team leader, health and safety management and training.

Weather: This event is weather dependent. We will update all those that have registered at the link above via email before 6pm on 14th July. To keep updated with essential information about our events, including postponements and cancellations, please click ‘interested’ on this Facebook event page.

Getting there: Meet us at 8.45am just past the Bus Barn at the public toilets 509 Muritai Road, Eastbourne.

Bookings are essential to secure your seat on the bus to the lakes.

Begin 15 June 2024 H 9:00 am
End 15 June 2024 H 3:00 pm
Location Parangarahu Lakes, Pencarrow
Address 509 Muritai Road, Muritai, Lower Hutt
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