Rod Donald Trust partners with Living Springs
The Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust was delighted to enter into a partnership with Living Springs this June. The commitment of Living Springs toward restoring and healing the land and natural habitats, the opportunity for schools and other groups to appreciate the stunning environment of Banks Peninsula and its biodiversity, the welcoming attitude to the public and the ambition to create an Eco- sanctuary for Christchurch are goals that align well with the Rod Donald Trust’s aims to support walking access and biodiversity in partnership with others to promote knowledge of the area. Our new MOU creates the foundation for our partnership going forward and commits to two initial projects – planting areas formerly under pine forest with eco-sourced native species, and investigating extending the Lyttelton/Whakaraupo Head to Head walkway across the lower part of Living Springs. We were delighted to sign the MOU on a day when Living Springs was buzzing with activity and to witness the massive efforts of 60 LSV volunteers from Burnham planting the trees we had helped to fund. Written by Suky Thompson the Trust Manager.