Checketts McKay Law is proud to support the Lake Dunstan Charitable Trust in its reforestation project for the lake’s shoreline. As part of our commitment to giving back to our local community, our staff are given a paid afternoon off each year to get involved in a community project.
In October 2022, we took part in the Lake Dunstan Charitable Trust LINZ Jobs for Nature project, planting natives at McNulty inlet in Cromwell. 30 of our staff worked with the trust and their contractor Te Tapu o Tāne - Growing Trees & Communities, and planted 100s of trees and assembled plant protectors. The planting site is now thriving and looking great.
What is so important about the reforestation project? The goal is to plant 10,000 native trees on the shores of Lake Dunstan. This will be part of the first stage of the Bridge to Bridge planting project. The ultimate goal of this planting project is to plan 56,000 native plants between the Lowburn and Deadman's Point bridges.
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Te Tapu o Tāne community connector Megan Phillips says the project organisers want members of the community to get involved and help plant trees.
The goal is for the community to grow, alongside the plants, she says.
"By them becoming a part of the process, they're able to connect with local biodiversity, they're able to make a difference, have an impact, feel good about their involvement, and just become more connected - with the environment but also with each other, by coming together and planting together."
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