Tairawhiti district green guide for May

Growing Native Trees, 10am-midday. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout Street, Riverdale, Gisborne. Learn how to grow our wonderful native trees from seeds and cuttings. Brought to you by the Women’s Native Tree Project Trust. Bring a drink bottle and warm clothing. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442.

Forest and Bird Public Meeting and AGM, 7.30pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Speakers on the night are: Dr. Rebecca Stirnemann, Forest & Bird Central North Island Conservation Manager — “The Wonders of our Amazing Marine Environment, mostly out of sight but not forgotten”.

General Counsel Peter Anderson Forest & Bird Lawyer — “A brief summary of Forest & Bird’s legal work and some of our recent victories in defending nature.” There is a gold coin donation.

Donner’s Bush Micro Reserve Working Bee, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at the Department of Conservation, 63 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne at 10.15am. Support the Waimata Catchment Project assisting with weeding and site prep for this year’s planting season. Bring along a water bottle and suitable footwear. Contact Charles Barrie, Department of Conservation on 027 539 6692.

Waihirere Domain pest trapping project, 10.30am-12.30pm. Waihirere Domain Road: 14km from Gisborne off Back Ormond Road. Join a community effort to care for our iconic Waihirere Domain native bush. Learn to use the various trapping methods from the experts. Bring along, a drink, warm clothing and comfortable all terrain footwear. Contact Jamie Foxley at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952.

Waikereru Eco Sanctuary/Longbush Trip, 9am. Meet at the old Army Car Park, Fitzherbert Street. A guided walk and talk with Dame Anne Salmond and Jeremy Salmond highlighting all the work they have done over the last 10 years. Bring your own lunch. Contact Grant Vincent, Forest and Bird Gisborne on 868 8236.

Waikanae Stream Planting, 1pm-3pm. Meet at the Skate Park Grey Street, Gisborne. Join a community effort to care for our precious city waterway, restoring native plants to the waters edge to provide habitat for native freshwater fish and birds including migrating birds. Grab some tips for streamside restoration from local experts. Gloves and equipment provided, including free sausage sizzle. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952.

Donner’s Bush Micro Reserve Working Bee, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at DoC, 63 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne at 10.15am. Support the Waimata Catchment Project assisting with weeding and site prep for this year’s planting season. Bring along a water bottle and suitable footwear. Contact Charles Barrie, DoC on 027 539 6692.

Growing Native Trees, 10am-midday. EIT Rural Studies, 320 Stout Street, Riverdale, Gisborne. Learn how to grow our wonderful native trees from seeds and cuttings. Brought to you by the Women’s Native Tree Project Trust. Bring a drink bottle and warm clothing. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442.

Forest and Bird Public Meeting and AGM, 7.30pm. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road, Gisborne. Speakers on the night are: Dr. Rebecca Stirnemann, Forest & Bird Central North Island Conservation Manager — “The Wonders of our Amazing Marine Environment, mostly out of sight but not forgotten”.

General Counsel Peter Anderson Forest & Bird Lawyer — “A brief summary of Forest & Bird’s legal work and some of our recent victories in defending nature.” There is a gold coin donation.

Donner’s Bush Micro Reserve Working Bee, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at the Department of Conservation, 63 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne at 10.15am. Support the Waimata Catchment Project assisting with weeding and site prep for this year’s planting season. Bring along a water bottle and suitable footwear. Contact Charles Barrie, Department of Conservation on 027 539 6692.

Waihirere Domain pest trapping project, 10.30am-12.30pm. Waihirere Domain Road: 14km from Gisborne off Back Ormond Road. Join a community effort to care for our iconic Waihirere Domain native bush. Learn to use the various trapping methods from the experts. Bring along, a drink, warm clothing and comfortable all terrain footwear. Contact Jamie Foxley at the Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952.

Waikereru Eco Sanctuary/Longbush Trip, 9am. Meet at the old Army Car Park, Fitzherbert Street. A guided walk and talk with Dame Anne Salmond and Jeremy Salmond highlighting all the work they have done over the last 10 years. Bring your own lunch. Contact Grant Vincent, Forest and Bird Gisborne on 868 8236.

Waikanae Stream Planting, 1pm-3pm. Meet at the Skate Park Grey Street, Gisborne. Join a community effort to care for our precious city waterway, restoring native plants to the waters edge to provide habitat for native freshwater fish and birds including migrating birds. Grab some tips for streamside restoration from local experts. Gloves and equipment provided, including free sausage sizzle. Contact Jamie Foxley, Tairawhiti Environment Centre on 022 627 1952.

Donner’s Bush Micro Reserve Working Bee, 10.30am-12.30pm. Meet at DoC, 63 Carnarvon Street, Gisborne at 10.15am. Support the Waimata Catchment Project assisting with weeding and site prep for this year’s planting season. Bring along a water bottle and suitable footwear. Contact Charles Barrie, DoC on 027 539 6692.

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