Rotary's goal: every Rotarian in the world to plant a tree. This year. 
When Rotary International President Ian Riseley set a goal for every Rotarian in the world to plant a tree the combined Rotary clubs of Dunedin, Mosgiel, Milton and Balclutha took it seriously.On Saturday 2nd September over 100 Rotary members from 10 clubs along with members of Rotaract joined forces to plant trees at the Sinclair Wetlands.

Assistant Governor Claire Ramsay said because the wetlands sit fairly much on the boundaries of Clutha District and Dunedin City it made sense to involve everyone.
“Sinclair Wetlands is a significant wetland in this area and a huge planting programme is underway to reclaim the natives and bring it back to how it used to be.  Glen Riley, the wetlands coordinator was enthusiastic – and so, it turned out, were the Rotarians,” she said.
Despite a changeable Spring day, close to 500 trees were planted.  And a bonus for the wetlands is that many of the people who joined the day had never been to the wetlands before.   
Dunedin Central Club members Keith Wilcox, Neville Hall, Graeme Spence, Andrew Meek, Bruce Cowan (District Governor 9980), Andrew Hamilton and his daughter Abby, David Macleod and Eleanor Archer – enthusiastic tree planters.