La Rosa gardens to get makeover

Last updated 08:19 26/02/2013
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ECO WARRIORS: Gabriela Ezeta, left, and Pamela Gill from EcoMatters Environment Trust stand where the Avondale Stream will be uncovered in La Rosa Gardens.

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Green Bay's La Rosa Gardens is set to be transformed into an idyllic recreation space for Aucklanders.

The community project aims to return the Waitahurangi (Avondale) and Parahiku streams, which run through the gardens, to a more natural state, resulting in a greater level of biodiversity.

Mayor Len Brown says the project is a win for the community and the environment.

"It is great to see the council, environmental groups and communities working together on projects like this", says Brown. "The local community will be able to enjoy a pleasant and attractive recreational area, while biodiversity gets a boost and the area becomes a haven for native birds and plants"

Local residents will have the chance to connect with the restored stream and with each other through tree-planting days, educational workshops, celebrations and community artworks.

The construction phase of the project is due to be completed in April, making way for the planting of a new stream bank and native trees.

The project is looking for local volunteers to get involved and help establish a lasting community legacy. If you are interested, please contact Gabriela Ezeta for more information on 826 0554 or email gabriela@ecomatters.org.nz.

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