Thanks so much to the Fulton Hogan team who joined us at Ambury Regional Park last Thursday, 12th October. The team of 36 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in by removing invasive weeds such as thistles and invasive grasses and mulching young trees that had been planted by a school group this winter. These efforts by the Fulton hogan volunteers will prevent weeds from strangling the newly planted natives while the mulch will suppress further weed growth and retain moisture in the soil giving these trees and shrubs their best chance of survival.
Ambury Regional Park sits on ash-covered lava flows from Mangere Mountain and has views across the harbour to the Manukau Heads and Waitakere Ranges. Settled on the shore of the Manukau Harbor, Ambury Regional Park is a working farm, an important education centre and a birdwatchers heaven with a volcanic history. The park and the surrounding shoreline is home to many birds – around 20,000 during the peak season. The seven-kilometer coastline is globally perceived as a bird roosting and feeding area. This park provides important habitat for more than 86 species of bird and are particularly important for migrant waders.
This was a tremendous effort from the Fulton Hogan team who achieved far more than was expected of them. All the volunteers were incredible with great attitudes and fantastic work ethic. This team effort will surely help to decrease the threat to the biodiversity of the area. We would love to see more teams like this on projects across New Zealand.
Thank you Fulton Hogan. It wouldn’t be possible without your support.
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