3500 plants go in

Staff, students and community members pitched in for the weekend’s planting day.

Staff, students and community members from Mission Heights Junior College, Mission Heights Primary School and KiNZ Mission Heights showed up at the community planting day on Saturday.

As previously reported by the Times (June 8), the community planting day kicks off a large initiative to have approximately 19,000 native plants put in around the bike track to complement the surrounding forest and reduce erosion.

On Saturday, 3500 plants were put in.

Over the next two weeks, students from across all three schools will continue planting as part of their Matariki celebrations.