Forest at the Heart of Wellington - Native Plant Nursery
Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Owhiro Bay, Wellington
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Departs from:
Meet a 9am at Tawatawa Reserve carpark (opposite #19 Murchison St) or get in touch to reserve a free pick-up from Z station on Vivian St or our office in Melrose.
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If you enjoy getting your hands dirty then join us for a day at our nursery where we are growing thousands of native seedlings destined for our Forest at the Heart of Wellington project on Mount Victoria.

This project involves volunteers from schools, communities and corporations in the planting of 65,000 native trees in the central Wellington Town Belt, bringing the total number of trees planted by Wellington Rotary to 100,000. This project will create a substantial new habitat for native birds which are increasingly venturing beyond the protective fence of Zealandia. 

Activities include re-potting seedlings, some identification and labeling of plants and weeding. Option to join the team for trap clearing on Mt Victoria in the afternoon.

We provide: an experienced team leader, tools and gloves, training, free transport if required.

What to wear/bring: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, jacket, hat/beanie, water and lunch

Meet at the Tawatawa carpark, opposite #19 Murchison St at 9am or get in touch to arrange a free pick-up. 

Join this project

8th July 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