160 volunteers cheerfully planted 3,020 native plants

The Canterbury Plantout on September 3rd 2017 was a beautiful sunny day. 160 volunteers cheerfully planted 3,020 native plants

planting Devine Smiths 02Volunteers arrived at Ararira Wetland/Yarrs Flat on the shore of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.  This is a Department of Conservation (DOC) Wildlife Reserve and a small part of it, previously used for grazing, is now the focus of a restoration planting project. The Plantout event was supported by Living Water, a partnership between Fonterra and the Department of Conservation, which is working to improve biodiversity and water quality in five significant dairying regions across New Zealand.

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