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Celebrate our place with Keep Motueka Beautiful

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This event will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 10.30am to 2.00pm, at the Inlet Gardens (Adopt-a-Plot) area, opposite the Recreation Centre and behind the Community Gardens, Old Wharf Road.

Every Motueka resident (and many a visitor) loves the natural environment of our town. Many also appreciate the work done by volunteers and the Tasman District Council to restore and replant several lowland areas, in the process developing walkways and areas of calm contemplation and recreation within the original natural settings.

One such area is that surrounding the tidal inlet between Wharf Road and Old Wharf Road. This restoration and development began with a vision by the Keep Motueka Beautiful group, and in particular the tireless Bob Cooke, just 10 years ago.

This vision was to build a loop track around the inlet for use by walkers and cyclists, and to return the large sawmill dump at the northern end to something like its original lowland and saltmarch vegetation.

Ten years on, we celebrate with Keep Motueka Beautiful the accomplishment of this huge task, and think about further projects to improve the town's landscape.

The celebration will include a free sausage sizzle and soup, display stands and information about past and current KMB projects, a botanically-themed treasure hunt, and an opportunity to provide your opinion on other landscape developments that may be in the future.

You and your children will also be encouraged to do a little bit of volunteer maintenance around the 'Adopt-a-Plot' garden area. There are many small trees to plant during the day around the plots, easy for children to help with.

The adjacent community vegetable gardens will also be available for viewing and questions, and some volunteer work if you wish.

For more information, email, or phone (03) 528 4046.

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