Restoring the Wainuiomata River, Baring Head
Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt
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Meet at Z station on Vivian Street at 8:30am. Transport available from Wainui on request.
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Join us for a day of tree planting on the banks of the stunning Wainuiomata River.  We have partnered with the Friends of Baring Head and Greater Wellington Regional Council to protect and restore this area for future generations.  Baring Head is an iconic landscape, with wonderful views over Cook Strait. It is rugged, yet spectacular land, and is visible from Wellington. The river is of significant ecological importance as the catchment has an area of 133 square kilometres, and a river length of about 22 kilometres. We will be planting native trees and shrubs near the mouth of the river which is the last site to filter excess nutrients before it empties into the ocean and it provides essential habitat for freshwater fish such as inanga and eels.

What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, waterproof jacket essential. Layering and wearing a hat or beanie is a good way to stay warm. This site can be very exposed, it is a good idea to bring a spare change of clothes. Bring a water bottle, lunch and snacks.

What we provide: all tools and gloves provided as well as training and an experienced team leader. Free transport from Wellington City Centre or wainuiomata available. 

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