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Friends of Maara Roa
The Friends of Maara Roa (Inc.) (Friends of the Long Garden)
Vision: to restore the catchment of Cannons Creek in Belmont Regional Park and open it up for quiet recreation and enjoyment.
Tawa-Kohekohe remnant – only one left on the northern slopes of the Belmont Hills – included in 40 ha of Conservation Covenants in this valley; present restoration area approx.80 ha. was gorse dominant and frequently burned. Now natural regeneration dominates; plus 15 years of planting and pest control (56 bait stations, 75,000 trees grown and planted).
Progress can already be seen now the remnants having been inclosed with new planting. The creek bed if full of tawa and kohekohe seedlings and now that grass has been excluded from the understory the floor is covered in kohekohe seedlings.
Wood pigeon are now nesting again in the valley.
Planting & Tree Care are every fornite on a Saturday morning.
See out event calendar for the next planting day.