Monday, 27 February 2012

Auckland Cannabis Law Reform Community Project

Cannabis law reformers at project Twin Streams
The Auckland Cannabis Law Reform community has begun helping out the wider community by cleaning up a west Auckland river bank.

Around 15 volunteers turned up on Saturday February 18 to do two hours of weeding and picking up rubbish for project Twin Streams. The organisers were blown away by the turn out and were happy to have us back fortnightly.

Project Twin Streams is a large-scale environmental restoration project. it is working to improve water quality in Waitakere streams by revegetating 56 kms of streambanks with native trees and shrubs, and purchasing properties within the flood plain for removal. This stabilises the banks from erosion, creates a cool, shaded environment for ecology to thrive and filters toxins entering the streams.

It was great to see so many cannabis activists turn out to help the local community. The group got a lot of work done in a short space of time. It is important for the cannabis movement to reach out to the local community to show that we are responsible citizens and not criminals.

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