Lions club digs in to help revive native plantings

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The Clyde and Districts Lions Club has taken over stewardship of a native plantings area at Dairy Creek, near Clyde.
Other groups are also helping with the project, including the Clyde Railhead Community Nursery which is advising about what plants to use and replacing those that have died.
Community nursery spokesman Bill Nagle said the original plantings were done about the time the Clyde Dam was built, but little maintenance had been done since then and the plants had become buried by weeds.
‘‘I think it is fantastic to have a group like Lions take the initiative in this project. So many of our Central Otago plants are missing from our gardens, streets and parks, and projects like this will help demonstrate their importance to our wildlife, as well as their inherent attractiveness,’’ MrNagle said.
The first working bee at the Dairy Creek site took place earlier this month.