Houghton Bay, Wellington
- Departs from:
- Free transport from the z station on Vivian Street. Alternatively meet the team on site at 9.
- Departure time:
Houghton Valley was once covered with native bush and full of bird song before it was cleared for farming. Once farming ceased, invasive weeds such as gorse quickly took over the steep slopes. Reforestation of native plants began in 1970 and is still being done today by the local community including the students of Houghton Bay School. Students can now learn and play in the forest surrounded by the chattering of tui and the odd screeching of the kaka.
If you enjoy the outdoors and getting your hands dirty, join us for our upcoming working bee where we will be planting native trees in sites that would otherwise be covered by invasive weeds.
What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots are essential, 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 lunch.
What we provide: gloves, tools, an experieced team leader and training. Free transport to and from the city centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).
So get in touch today if you want to help restore New Zealand's biodiversity on Wellington's stunning South Coast.
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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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