Posted by Karen Stade on Oct 22, 2017
What better way to spend Father’s Day than planting trees in Nelson City’s beautiful Maitai Valley?
On Sunday, 3 September members from four Nelson clubs responded to International President Ian Riseley’s challenge to enhance our natural environments by planting a tree for every Rotarian.
Members of Nelson, Nelson West, Stoke-Tahunanui and Whakatu clubs did better than that – between them they planted more than two trees per Nelson City Rotarian, a total of just over 300.
The native trees and shrubs were planted in a strip of land running alongside the Maitai River, just upstream from the Maitai Camp. The Rotary planting was one of several community plantings along the river that weekend and was the second that Nelson Rotarians have completed in partnership with the Nelson City Council over the last couple of months. The first one this Rotary year, at Tahunanui Beach, marked the clubs’ Rotary Foundation centennial project. Nearly 200 native trees, shrubs and grasses were planted that day.