The Great Living Legends Muck-In – Northland

On Sunday 18th September 9.30a,m – 1.30, Living Legends, a community conservation project, will be celebrating Rugby World Cup 2011 with a fun and conservation orientated event! Come along to the Uretiti Camp Ground off SH1 and take part in planting thousands of trees, while at the same time having fun and celebrate Rugby World Cup 2011. A preliminary planting will happen on 3o July – come and join us – more here

Living Legends would like to invite you to take part in a unique conservation project happening on Sunday 18 September at Uretiti Beach this year. Living Legends is a community conservation project that is coordinating 17 native tree-planting projects throughout New Zealand during Rugby World Cup 2011.

Richie Guy

Join Living Legends Planting Day

Each muck-in is being run in conjunction with a provincial rugby union and is dedicated to a regional ‘Rugby Legend’ who has been selected by the union. These Rugby Legends are people who have made a significant contribution to rugby in New Zealand. Local Waipu man Richie Guy has been chosen as the Living Legend for the Northland region.

All the plantings take place on public conservation land and will encourage New Zealanders and overseas visitors to participate in the events. As well as being part of this unique event, you may even get to meet a Rugby Legend!

The Uretiti Rest Area is located on State Highway 1 just south of Ruakaka and forms part of the Bream Bay coastal reserve between the state highway and the beach. The long strip of land between State Highway 1 and Bream Bay beach is a high priority for restoration, with some work already undertaken by a local community group. However the weediness, and extent of area to be tackled, is a daunting challenge for any voluntary group. Living Legends planting will give impetus and support to this local initiative and raise the profile of an initiative that has potential to transform this beautiful coastline.

Living Legends is expecting over 200 people to turn up on the day, and the event will therefore also be a great opportunity for your group to tell people what it is that you do. Community groups are invited to hold a stall on the day and undertake fun revenue generating activities, such as raffles or selling cakes.

If you would like to take part in the event, please look through the information: Read More here

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