Great Living Legends Muck In, Southland - Bushy Point Otatara
The event will start at 9.30 am and run through to approximately 3.00 pm, with 5000 native trees to be planted. Please register to let us know you are coming along at www.livinglegends.co.nz. Living Legends is managing 17 native tree planting projects throughout New Zealand during Rugby World Cup 2011. We are working with provincial rugby unions and community groups for each planting, and we’d love overseas visitors and locals to join us in supporting and enjoying our natural heritage. As well as that we are honouring our Rugby Legends. Each planting site is dedicated to a New Zealand rugby icon.
The Southland Rugby Legend is the only All Black from Ohai-Nightcaps, Kevin Laidlaw. Laidlaw represented New Zealand in 17 games, including three tests. Since retiring from playing, Kevin Laidlaw has served his province, and is currently a member of the Southland Rugby Union’s Board of Directors.
Living Legends will plant almost 85,000 trees nationwide in 2011, and is making a five year investment to plant a total of 170,000 trees by the end of the project in 2015.
Living Legends is a joint venture of Project Crimson, an environmental charity with 20 years experience in community based native restoration projects and the Tindall Foundation. Major sponsors are the Department of Conservation and Meridian Energy.