Exciting activity for club members.

Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 22nd July, 2009

Dear NatureFiji-MareqetiViti Club members and friends,

It has been 6 months since our last Club activity, and as promised, here is our second activity:

Translocation of two of Fiji’s endemic and critically endangered palms (Fiji Sago Palm and Navua Palm) into the National Trust of Fiji’s Garrick Reserve in Navua.

The Garrick Reserve is managed by the National Trust for Fiji and has been relatively untouched for several years. This activity will be one of the rare moments that visitors will get to enter the Reserve.

Objectives of activity:

  1. Planting of Sago palm and Navua Palm in the Garrick Reserve: “ creating an ‘insurance population’ for two of Fiji’s endemic and critically endangered palms
  2. Weeding of the invasive African Tulip Tree (Spathodea campanulata)

We will be departing NatureFiji-MareqetiViti office (14 Hamilton-Beattie) on a chartered bus at 8am on Saturday 25th July.

If you would like to participate in this historical activity, and be one of the rare pioneers in saving our endangered palms, please contact us to confirm your participation.

Please feel free to come in your own vehicles or bring your families along.

What will it cost you??

1. Busfare:

a. NatureFiji-MareqetiViti club members – FREE!
b. Non NatureFiji-MareqetiViti club members – $5.00 for adults,
$2.50 for students, and
FREE for children under 12 years old – i.e. if you are catching the bus.
You can bring your own vehicles.

2. Please do bring some light lunch (and hot drink in a thermos if it is cold)- we will be providing drinking water and juice as refreshments.

Checklist of items to bring:

1. Bus fare (for non-members)
2. Lunch
3. Water bottles
4. Change of clothes – be prepared to get WET and DIRTY!!
5. Cane knives (if you have any – otherwise, we will be providing some)
6. Digging fork and shovel
7. Sunscreen and hat
8. Raincoat – you never know – the weather just may turn on you!
9. Gardening gloves (if you have any.. otherwise, we will be providing some)
10. Proper footwear – unless you dare to wear flipflops, gumboots, hiking boots or any closed shoes is recommended

For more details, contact Reena Fiu on:

3383 189, 3100 598 or 9311 814

Or email on [email protected]

Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 22nd July, 2009

We sincerely look forward to hearing from you soon!!

Moce mada and please, do contact me for any further information.

Kind Regards,

Reena Fiu