Whareroa Volunteers Plant On!

The Whareroa Guardians operate in the Farm tucked into the foothills north of Paekakariki. Over many years they have planted thousands of trees, shrubs and flaxes to enhance the environment of what was the US Marines Camp Mackay in 1942-43. They also build and maintain tracks and catch pests. Their latest planting venture was on land which has recently be retired from farming.

Great work on a cool Sunday

Story and photos by Ann Evans, Whareroa Guardians Coordinator 

Fifty volunteers, including 11 “Kapiti Joggers and Walkers”, planted 650 plants in the Ramaroa wetland at Whareroa Farm last Sunday, July 16.

A fantastic effort.

A huge age range!

Ages ranged from 3 to 93!

It was great to have several children who planted their own mini swamp with carex, cabbage trees, flaxes and nikau.

Jan Nisbet took a group for a nature explore in the Ramaroa Bush afterwards.

They put up several new weta motels as well as finding lots of exciting fungi.