Avoca Valley Restoration
Heathcote Valley, Christchurch

Heathcote Valley, Christchurch
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Departs from:
Avoca Valley Rd, Heathcote Valley
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The Summit Road Society (SRS) has committed to restoring a dry lowland podocarp forest in Avoca Valley on the Port Hills. This forest ecosystem once naturally existed on this site, but is now nationally rare and threatened. In October 2018, the Society bought the 233ha Tussock Hill farm and renamed it Linda Woods Reserve, and are now working to transform it into a reserve for the public to enjoy.

Over the next three years the SRS will be planting 45,000 trees and plants and in time intend to plant another 40,000. The reserve will include a range of walking tracks so that the community can enjoy and appreciate the stream and surrounding bush.

We’ll be helping the SRS to release and mulch some of their plantings among other tasks. 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm – we may finish earlier depending on the weather/heat

Location: Avoca Valley Rd, Heathcote Valley. Please register or contact us so we can give you more exact details about where we'll be meeting.

Bring: Your own gardening gloves, sturdy boots or shoes, a water bottle and sunhat. CVNZ encourages volunteers to wear long sleeves and trousers as protection from the sun and vegetation.

We’ll supply tools, but you are welcome to bring your own. We’ll be using flax knives or hedge shears for releasing.

We'd love to see you there, so please register below. Contact Donna (dlusby@cvnz.org.nz) 021 457 568 for more information. 

COVID-19: We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

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17th December 2021
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Weed Removal, Other
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the   office on +64 0800 127890 or email dlusby@cvnz.org.nz