Stage 2 of the Preston Rd Reserve planting was completed on Thursday 13th June 2019, with 1,100 native seedlings planted by approx. 50 volunteers including 38 students from East Tamaki Primary School, three students and their families/teacher from Ferguson Intermediate, and members of Ōtara Waterways and Lake Trust's Adopt a Spot programme.

The Trust will continue to maintain the planting completed in Preston Road Reserve in 2018 to ensure the long term success of the restoration of the creek in the Reserve.

The Trust hopes to complete stage 3 of the Preston Road Reserve restoration project in 2020.