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AFCD invites public to join Country Parks Hiking and Planting Day (with photos)
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     The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) invites members of the public to participate in the Country Parks Hiking and Planting Day, to be held on three Sundays during April and May.

     "The tree planting activities are jointly organised by the AFCD and Friends of the Country Parks to promote public involvement in countryside conservation work and enhance their awareness of nature conservation and tree preservation," an AFCD spokesman said today (March 30).

     The activities will be held from 9am to 2pm at different locations as follows:

   April 14   Nei Lak Shan, Lantau North Country Park
   April 28   Tai Lam Chung, Tai Lam Country Park
   May 5      Luk Chau Shan, Ma On Shan Country Park

     All interested participants should enroll at the on-site registration points. The AFCD will provide them with seedlings and planting tools on a first-come, first-served basis. Details are available on the AFCD's website:  www.natureintouch.gov.hk/treeplanting .

     As the walking distance from the registration point to the planting sites varies from about half an hour to two hours with an uphill walk, participants are advised to select an appropriate planting site taking into account their physical ability and hiking experience.

     All the seedlings for the tree planting activities were raised in the AFCD's tree nursery at Tai Tong, Yuen Long. More than 700,000 tree seedlings were planted in country parks last year by various organisations, the public and country park staff.

     For enquiries about the Country Parks Hiking and Planting Day, please call 2418 9080 or email [email protected]

Ends/Saturday, March 30, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:01

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