“In 2011, to celebrate New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup, 17 Rugby Legends joined thousands of volunteers to plant 83,000 native trees throughout New Zealand.
This year, Living Legends is returning to 17 locations to plant another 45,000 trees. Register to get involved in an event near you – you might even be lucky enough to meet your local Rugby Legend!”
The Rugby World Cup tournament is over but the tree planting goes on.
On Saturday Living Legends will plant 2600 native trees and shrubs at Wakapuaka Wildlife Reserve in honour of rugby legend Todd Blackadder.
Living Legends is a community conservation project that was established last year to celebrate and leave a legacy of New Zealand’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup.
A total of 85,000 native trees were planted. This year Living Legends is returning to the 17 regions to plant a further 45,000 native trees and shrubs.
Each planting project is dedicated to a rugby legend from the region and Blackadder is the chosen Tasman Rugby Legend.
He will visit the site when he is in Nelson for Tasman Makos v Canterbury clash on August 24.
Registrations close Wednesday. Register at livinglegends.co.nz