FOTBR was one of the recipients of this award in the ‘Heritage and Environment’ category. Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, an awards ceremony will not take place, but people have been notified and recipients listed on the Tawa Community Board Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/tawacommunityboard
The voluntary work undertaken by FOTBR, included: the development of a new walking track in the Forest of Tawa/Te Ngahere-o-Tawa; the removal of exotic cherry trees in reserves; the establishment of a new propagation nursery; propagating and planting out hundreds of tree seedlings in the reserves; ongoing liaison with Tawa schools; the regular programme of pest control in the reserves and increased community awareness of FOTBR through upgrading the website.
It is also noteworthy that the Willowbank Reserve Care Group also received a similar award for the extensive work that they have undertaken in maintenance, weed clearance and expansive tree planting in this reserve. Such awards by both groups affirm the effective volunteer work undertaken by so many people in the Tawa community
Source Gil Roper’s FOTBR April 2022 Newsletter