- Halswell, Canterbury
- Departs from:
185 Kennedy Bush Road, Halswell, Christchurch
ph:+64 21 399 040
- Departure time:
Right on our doorstep is the Halswell Quarry. Stone was first taken from the Quarry in the 1860s and it was a working quarry for 130 years up until 1990, when Christchurch City Council made the decision to turn it into a recreation reserve. Since then more than 250, 000 trees and shrubs have been planted, and a wetland has been developed in the lower quarry. The quarry is popular for mountain biking, walking and running.
CVNZ assist with releasing plantings during the warmer months and then planting in the winter. The area we work on is a 5-minute walk from Paterson House. Plantings in the wetland area include cabbage trees (ti kouka), flax (harakeke) and carex.
No experience is necessary as training is provided. We also provide gloves, tools as well as free transport to and from the project if needed.
What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, waterproof jacket and a hat. Bring a water bottle and some food.
What we provide: all tools and gloves provided as well as training and an experienced team leader. Free transport options available (seats are limited!) - get in touch to book a seat.
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Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is New Zealand's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 2006. We offer conservation programs across New Zealand which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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