Bushy Point Restoration takes a big leap forward
Thanks to the Rugby World Cup Living Legends team, the Otatara Landcare Group’s restoration project at Bushy Point has achieved in one day what they hoped to do in five years. On Sunday 11th September over 200 people came to help plant 5,000 locally sourced and grown native plants to finally bridge the gap between the two remnants of forest on the western edge of the estuary. This project resulted from a report to Invercargill City Council in 1998 by David Norton, recommending that the best ecological outcome for this area would be to restore the corridor between these two areas. He noted that the forest present here was nationally significant, being podocarp forest on sanddunes, rarely found around the coast of NZ. A great effort by the Living Legends team and OLG.
Posted on: Monday, 12 September 2011