Conservation Volunteers – 16-20 August

The volunteers had an enjoyable week at Leigh.

Many thanks to the Harrisons who kindly provided their holiday home as accommodation.   The team leader, Dawn, was thrilled to have her own en suite!

The team of  5 Japanese,  3 Korean and 1 Spanish volunteers helped to complete the planting funded by Rodney District Councils Natural Heritage Fund and then commenced clearing weeds and planting in the wetland area part way up the valley.  These plants were funded by ARC’s Environmental Initiatives Fund.  A lot of time was spent shifting the plants to the valley.  They managed to plant about 400 selected wetland plants as well as clearing tradescantia.