Ronga Reserve is an ecologically important forest remnant in the Te Hoiere Pelorus catchment. Surrounded by valley streams with oxbow wetlands and springs, it is home to endangered long-tailed bats, towering totara and pygmy button daisy. Battling floods, droughts and invasive weeds, the project has replanted 1000 trees every year, undertaken plant maintenance, and controlled weeds since 2014. Lessons have been learnt along the way! The Open Day aims to give landowners and community groups tips and tricks for restoration planting.
Free BBQ lunch provided. Bring solid shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a chair/blanket to sit on. Please RSVP and for further details to Wendy: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Postponement date: Sunday 16th May)