Our first Trees for Survival planting day took place on Wednesday 25 May with Ponsonby Primary School. The wetland plants were wonderful specimens and a credit to the school’s nursery. Fortunately the wet weather held off until after the plants went in. The previously grazed area was extremely hard to dig and the volunteers suggested it must have been a road redirected at some stage. Thanks to Ponsonby Primary School and Trees for Survival for their wonderful efforts as well as the Leigh Harbour Valley Society volunteers. This will be a wonderful show case to the many visitors to Goat Island and Pakiri Beach and we look forward to seeing an improvement in the quality of the stream water and an increase in fresh water fish/invertebrates now the cattle have been removed from this catchment area.