Houghton Valley Working Bee
104 Houghton Bay, Wellington

104 Houghton Bay, Wellington
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Meet near 104 Houghton Bay Road at 9am OR Free transport from the z station on Vivian Street on request
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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 controlling invasive weeds and making the area into a place where the local school can bring their students to learn about nature!

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.

COVID-19 update

We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

We are required to keep a record of your contact details for contact tracing. If you have any concerns about Covid-19 procedures, please get in touch.

Join this project

28th June 2021
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from * 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 wellington@cvnz.org.nz