Get planting during Conservation Week
3 September 2012
Grab a shovel, don your gumboots, and get involved in enhancing and preserving Hamilton’s natural environment during Conservation Week.
Hamilton City Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Unit is working alongside a number of local conservation and environmental groups during Conservation Week - 6 September to 16 September – with several planting and weed removal events planned for various locations around the city.
Community Planting Co-ordinator Gerard Kelly says members of the public can make a difference to the city’s environment by joining one of the planting events.
Planting events scheduled for Hamilton before and during Conservation Week are:
- Removal of ivy and erosion control work at Humaire Park, off Berkley Ave, from 9.30am on 8 September (15 September if wet).
- Rat monitoring and control workshop at Jubilee Park, from 10am on 8 September.
- Opening of a new track at the A. J Seeley Gully Reserve, from 11am on 9 September.
- Gully restoration and weed removal at the A.J Seeley Gully Reserve, from 9.30am on 10 September.
- Remnant Kahikatea forest restoration and weed removal at Jubilee Park, from 10.30am on 10 September.
- Kowhai Festival planting in Hayes Paddock, from 9.30am on 11 September.
- Ongoing restoration work at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park, from 11am on 16 September.
- Weedbusters Group launch at Miropiko Reserve, from 1.30pm on 16 September.
“A little effort goes a long way, and because we have events spread across the city, there are opportunities for everyone to do their bit and help beautify our city,” Mr Kelly says.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
NAME: Gerard Kelly
DESIGNATION: Community Planting Co-ordinator
TEL (DIRECT): 07 838 6501
MOBILE: 021 286 2066
NAME: Jeff Neems
DESIGNATION: Media Relations Executive
TEL (DIRECT): 07 838 6509
MOBILE: 021 818 564