Members of Keep Alexandra and Clyde Beautiful plant natives at Lookout Reserve, in Alexandra, on Sunday. It was a multi-generational affair, with volunteers ranging in age from under 1year old to over 90. The plans coincided with the King’s suggestion people plant natives to commemorate his coronation the previous day.
At Lookout Reserve, near the Old Rail Bridge in Alexandra, 50 natives were planted. Most were supplied by the Clyde Railhead Community Nursery with four kowhai given by Haehaeata Natural Heritage Trust. The project started as Project Gold in 2008 with 30 kowhai. Since 2014 the group had planted 100 native plants each year.