In August 2010 there were 600 native seedlings safely put into the ground at Project Rameka. The main aim was to add biodiversity by planting some species that aren’t there anymore (ie, Kahikatea) and to plant the track sides so that eventually the native trees will shade out prickly gorse and barberry.
As in 2009, the Motupipi Primary School and Golden Bay High School came along an made it a fun day.
Patrick Ward and friends made fast work of planting 200 trees. Good on you!
And we also managed to fit in a bit of track work, including building a bridge with Ricky Ward on the lower section of Great Expectations. Martin Langley and Ricky and many other volunteers have made great work of extending this track so that there will be another section open for walking and cycling this summer.
On this trip Bronnie and Jonathan decided to cycle up the Rameka Track and out to Nelson via Canaan Downs. It was a lovely ride, but we started to run out of time and had to bust-a-gut to get to the shuttle by 3pm. Just need to be a bit fitter next time!