|27 August 2002|
Community planting at Styx Mill Reserve this Sunday
People are invited to take part in a community planting day at the Styx Mill Conservation Reserve between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, 1 September.
The goal is to establish 2000 additional trees and shrubs, many donated by ‘Trees for Canterbury’. The planting is not weather dependant and participants are encouraged to bring their gumboots, a spade and plenty of friends. A barbecue hosted by volunteers will round off the occasion.
The reserve, situated on Styx Mill Road at the corner of Cavendish Road, is noted for its regenerating native bush and wildlife habitat. It is part of the Styx River restoration project. The overall concept for the area is to re-establish the natural bio-diversity of this important Christchurch waterway, through an ongoing partnership between the community and the Christchurch City Council.
For more information: Christine Heremaia, Styx Project Area Leader on 941-8270 or John Parry, Plains Parks Ranger on 025 754 740.