Living Legends volunteers and King Country Rugby Legend Sir Colin Meads have now planted a total of 11,500 native trees at Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve near Taupo. 5000 were planted during Rugby World Cup in 2011 and a further 3000 planted at the 2012 event and 3500 at the 2013 event. This year Greening Taupo is partnering with the Department of Conservation to continue this planting. We would love you to join us and continue this tradition.
Sunday the 17th of August, 10am, at Whakaipo Bay, Taupo.
Please bring a spade and gloves. This year the volunteers are digging the holes, so there is some extra fun to be had! There will be refreshments at the Girl Guide Camp after the planting.
Traditionally the day is for kids, families, even the pet dog. Spread the word and see you there!!
The Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve is one of the most stunning locations that Living Legends will be helping to restore. This former farm is now a very significant recreation area for Taupo and the wider New Zealand community. Bordering the lake and less than 15 minutes from Taupo central, it is seen as a key area to promote recreation opportunities. It is inevitable that this landscape, with its spectacular views across Lake Taupo and entry to the W2K mountain bike trail, will become a national icon within the lands managed by DOC.
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