Coastal Restoration - Whitireia Park
Titahi Bay, Porirua, Wellington

Titahi Bay, Porirua, Wellington
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Departs from:
Z Petrol Station, 174 Vivian Street. Alternatively meet the team at Whitireia Park (ask for directions to the exact meeting point)
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Help restore this stunning coastal site by planting naturally occurring flora that will create an improved habitat for birds, lizards and fish. The park has been grazed and in 2010, a fire destroyed 70ha of bush leaving behind a barren landscape ideal for colonisation by invasive species such as marram grass and boneseed. Thanks to the efforts of the local Whitireia Restoration Group, native coastal species such as spinifex, pingao, shore spurge, sand pimelea, sand tussock and NZ iris have replaced marram grass at Onehunga Bay. 

Join us for a planting day in the Kaiuau estuary - an important nesting and feeding ground for marine birds.

What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots are essential (gumboots recommended), long sleeves, and long trousers. Ensure you pack warm clothes such as a jacket, beanie, jumper and a rain jacket to protect you against wind and rain. Bring a full water bottle and some lunch!

What we provide: a fully trained team leader, gloves, tools and training. Free transport to and from the city centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).

Join this project

21st May 2019
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from From $40.00 for 2 days
* single day bookings are FREE
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email