The Whitireia Park Restoration Group (Porirua) has invited us to their first planting day of the season, followed by a bbq and ranger talk about the biodiversity in the park!
Whitireia Park is a headland with commanding views over Mana Island, Porirua Harbour and its environs. The park comprises around 180 hectares of predominantly open space grasslands with a remnant patch of native bush. It provides a unique opportunity for people to undertake a variety of leisure activities, such as walking, mountain biking and fishing. It is steeped in Maori history, has many important geological features and provides good habitat for many water birds.
We will mainly be planting around the coastal margins of the park. This will be followed by a BBQ (sausages, bread and vegetarian options available) and a talk from a biodiversity ranger. Things should start to wind up around 1pm or so.
We will meet outside the railway station at 9.30am and carpool. If driving, the meeting place is the Onehunga Bay carpark, Whitireia Park (follow Whitireia Road over the Park down into Onehunga Bay). The event will start at 10am.
If the weather is appallingly bad the event will be postponed by one week.
You will need to bring good footwear, and clothes to suit the weather (sun, wind.. rain). They will provide equipment (spades, gloves etc.). Feel free to bring some extra food to share too!
Offers to drive most welcomed :)