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200 year vision for restoration, coastal protection and community engagement

Trees That Count has a strong relationship with the Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust. 2019 is the fourth consecutive year our marketplace has supported this group’s restoration effort. Being a registered charity, the Trust is tasked with “the responsibility of the rehabilitation and management of the Tūhaitara Coastal Park”. This area stretches across 800ha and is located on the east coast. It encompasses areas of great significance, ranging from the Tūtaepatu Lagoon, Taranaki Stream and Saltwater Creek freshwater coastal system, and The Pines Wetland.

With a range of projects on the go, this charity has a 200 year vision. Their plans evolve around promoting coastal protection, environmental stewardship and recreational activities. In 2019 one of the Trust’s areas of focus is the Achilles Parade boundary of The Pines Beach. In June an assortment of 1000 natives went into the ground. This is to be followed by an additional 2000. 

The Trust has a range of events organised for the rest of the year including a volunteer planting day on July 27th, a settlement planting day of 1000 trees on September 27th, on October 5th and 8th a Breeze Walking Festival is being held and November 10th is the Park’s Open day. 

The Trust and community is working hard to make this a collaborative effort. With events and voluntary planting activities, it really is a true testament to the Trust’s commitment to biodiversity restoration and taking action against climate change. Trees That Count are proud to partner with this passionate community and look forward too many more years of partnering.

We also want to thank our marketplace who have supported the Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust over the years. You have funded thousands of natives to this amazing cause. It's a team effort!