Paekawakawa Link Track - Working Bee
Sunday 20 October: 2 - 5pm
Meeting end of Rhine Street
We're looking forward to helping our friends from Tawatawa Reserve and Paekawakawa Reserve complete the track that links the three reserves on Sunday, Oct 20.
The idea of the track was discussed between the 3 groups a couple of years ago, and with a lot of help from WCC (who own the land that makes up Tawatawa Reserve) and Conservation Volunteers NZ, the link track is already well underway.
The working bee will be starting an hour later than our usual time and will run from 2 pm - 5 pm on Oct 20.
We will not meet at our usual spot and instead will meet at the top of Rhine St, where it is just a 150m walk up Koiwi Tohora to the start of the new track.
There is plenty of parking on the side of the road, and if you bring a bike you can bring it up to the worksite.
Wear suitable shoes and clothing (it may be exposed to cool breezes). All tools and gloves are provided.
Like Manawa Karioi, Paekawakawa Reserve is privately owned. You can learn more about it here.
Manawa Karioi is only about 10 hectares, and Paekawakawa is even smaller.
Both reserves border onto Tawatawa (over 200 hectares) and also have a link track down to Owhiro Stream, which has its' own restoration group.
This creates an unbroken link of stream and bush from Owhiro Bay up to the highest peaks in the southern suburbs.
This is like a small version of Hinewai Reserve on the Banks Peninsula. For a bit of inspiration on how our reserves can grow together, watch this wonderful film "Fools and Dreamers".