Tararua District Council : Living Legends

Friday 26 August 2011, 9:38AM
By Tararua District Council


Living Legends is planting in the Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve, as part of DOC’s Manawatu Gorge Biodiversity project. This project is a major initiative involving local authorities, transport agencies, Department of Conservation, community organisations, Iwi, and individual landowners. The project has a vision to raise this dramatic landscape to a model of restoration for biodiversity and recreation at a national and international level.

The upgraded Gorge track is already a must-do for walkers from across the country, experiencing the outstanding views not seen from the gorge itself and a wonderful piece of hardwood/podocarp forest.

Living Legends will provide an outstanding experience for those involved on the day with the opportunity to get up close and personal with wind turbines, walk part of the Gorge Track, and visit several lookouts. This ambitious project will be more than just a planting day, a day with a challenge that will be worth the effort.

On 1 October 2011, volunteers will plant 5,000 additional native trees at this site as part of the Living Legends programme of work.

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