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Tours and Planting


Thu 19 Oct 2017, 9:00am–1:00pm

Where: Gordon Park Scenic Reserve, Cnr Kaimatira & No.3 Line, Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Join the Friends of Gordon Park, students from St Johns Hill School, Whanganui Toyota and DOC Rangers for a tour of this wetland kahikatea forest fragment in Whanganui Easts’ backyard.

The Friends of Gordon Park are a group of passionate volunteers who undertake invasive weed control and restorative planting at the park every fortnight and are a wealth of botanical knowledge.

Learn what plants form the habitat at the Park, search for Whanganui Rocks along the track edges, help your children earn a Toyota Kiwi Guardians medal by finding the Toyota Kiwi Guardians plaque, and contribute to the ongoing restoration of the forest by planting a Ti Kouka/Cabbage tree with St Johns Hill students (11:30am) followed by a sausage sizzle hosted by Whanganui Toyota.

This is a part of Conservation Week 2017.

- Tours run from 10am–11:30am at the Gordon Park Carpark on Kaimatira Rd.
- Ti Kouka planting 11:30–12:00 on No.3 line (at the bridge gate across from Ag Challenge)
- Sausage sizzle from noon at the Gordon Park Carpark on Kaimatira Rd.
- What to bring: Clothing for all weather.

For more information contact Scotty Moore, Community Ranger, Whanganui.

Phone: 06 3492134
Mobile: +64 27 5366801