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Posted on 30 October 2019
Lasallian Environmentalists

John Paul College, De La Salle College and Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Zealand will donate 100 trees each, to be planted in La Salle Grove on Motukaraka Island to commemorate the 300th Tercentenary of the death of St John Baptist de La Salle.

Quick Information -

  • Motukaraka Hokianga Harbour, Far North New Zealand
  • Purchased from Maori by a Sea Captain in Sydney 1832
  • Neglected for 40 years. Was full of exotic weeds, possums, vines, rats and has few native trees of birds at present
  • Now Possum and Rat free, vines cleared and grass growing. Ready to plant native trees including Karaka, Puriri, Ferns and Totara
  • Department of Conservation has produced a planting plan to allow for 3000 trees over five years. These trees will see the return on Native birds including Tui, Fantails and Bellbirds.

Staff and Students of John Paul College, De La Salle College and Francis Douglas Memorial College are invited to purchase their own tree to be planted on Motukaraka Island for $4.00 and restore the Island to its native glory including the precious taonga of native birds which are endangered.

Once the trees are planted on Motukaraka Island within the La Salle Grove donors will be sent photos and kept updated on progress.

All Lasallians are welcome to visit Motukaraka Island.

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