Since early 2000’s over 250,000 plants have been planted.
A joint club project has seen the Invercargill Rotary Clubs combining in a huge native tree planting project down at the estuary. The project has now been nominated for an Environment Award with the awards dinner and announcement of winners being held on 1st November.
This project was driven from the outset by Robin Pagan who at the time saw an opportunity to develop and beautify this area for the community to enjoy. Since early 2000’s the project has developed with the result that over 250,000 plants have been planted. In 2005 the project really kicked into action to mark the centennial of Rotary International. In 2017 the end of the project was marked with the creation of Nordic shelters built up on the lookout area which was opened on June 2017, the year that Rotary Foundation marked its centennial. Each club will have a representative at the Awards Dinner. Well done to all clubs for this mighty project and thanks must go to Robin Pagan for his insight to this environmental project.
The picture shows the 2017-8 Presidents of all of the Invercargill clubs (except NRG) demonstrating the practical and leadership skills that have typified the project and led to it's successful conclusion.