Friends of the Otaki River
Haere Mai. Tena Koutou.
Welcome to the Friends' site
lFriends of the Otaki River is a diverse group of people with an interest in returning the Otaki River to good health and making it the jewel in the district's ecological crown.
Next Event - Annual River Walkover with GWRC Friday 22 September. Buses leave the Riverbank Rd Depot at 9.30am.
A good chance to check out this year's activities, especially the new plantings, and to learn what the plans are for the next year.
There has been much work carried out at the Arboretum. After last winter we realised that many of the plants needed protection from the harsh conditions so we have now put windbreaks around most specimens and they seem to be responding to the protection. Additional specimens have now been planted and the track through the Arboretum has been gravelled.
In the last few months with the generosity of KlipTank we have planted up a Fernery in a small area close to the lagoon. There is a track through it and some shelter is provided by non-native trees that have been retained to provide protection while the ferns establish themselves.