On Saturday the 23rd of April Cromwell Rotarians were joined by Rotarians from across the lower South Island as we came together to complete a project that should have taken place during our annual conference, which had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.
Some 50+ Rotarians got to work planting 220 native trees in an area at Richards Beach alongside the cycle trail.  Cromwell Rotary has adopted this section of the Mōkihi Reforestation Trust’s wider plantings at Richards Beach.
After many weekends getting the site ready for the plantings, it was great to see this project take place.  A wide variety of native trees were planted in a few short hours on Saturday, proving many hands make light work.  Cromwell Rotary looks forward to seeing how this area will develop as the trees grow in the years ahead.
Many local business have also come onboard to support the project with donations of their time and services.
A huge thank you those business supporters, Matt Wilson of Crom-Dig, the teams at HireKING, Farmlands, Nichols Garden Group, Pukerau Nursery, Otago Polytech, Burn Cottage Nursery, Cromwell Fire Service.
A special thank you goes to Barbara Armstrong of the Mōkihi Reforestation Trust, and Cromwell Rotarian project leaders Fin White and Alan Lloyd.