Bluff foreshore gets a spruce-up

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Reuben Simeon (2) sits on one of the seats installed by Bluff 2024 Rejuvenation Trust on Bluff's foreshore. Photo: Supplied

MORE than 600 plants were planted on the Bluff Foreshore along Marine Pde last weekend.

The planting was held by Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust, Te Korowai Whakahou and Bluff 2024 Urban Rejuvenation Trust, in conjunction with Environment Southland, Invercargill City Council (ICC) and Awarua Runanga last Saturday.

The gardeners were blessed with blue skies and warm temperatures as the plants were planted and 250 biodegradable plant guards were fitted.

The planting was part of an ongoing multi-agency project which was initiated by Environment Southland in order to eradicate German Ivy from Bluff.

It was a highly invasive weed which had the potential to cause great damage to our native vegetation.

ICC was supporting the project by supplying native seedlings which were eco-sourced from the foreshore and grown at the ICC nursery.

The Bluff 2024 Urban Rejuvenation Trust had also been busy recently installing new foreshore seating.

Spokeswoman Tammi Topi said the seating project was many years in the making with hundreds of red and silver tussocks planted first to beautify the area.

There was another seat still to be installed.

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