53 Waiapu Road, Wellington
- Departs from:
- free transport available from the Z station on Vivian Street. Alternatively, meet the team outside the Zealandia Visitor Centre at 9:00
- Departure time:
Come help out in Zealandia, the world’s first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary. The long term goal of Zealandia is to restore a Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems as closely as possible to their pre-human state. The 225 hectare ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area.
On this day we will be walking through Zealandia to the predator-proof fenceline, and using a variety of hand tools to clear away any vegetation which is growing too close to the fence. This is important work as it maintains the integrity of the perimeter fence and ensures that predators are kept out of the sanctuary.
We provide: an experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training.
What to wear/bring: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, a hat/beanie, waterproof jacket, a reuseable water bottle and some snacks.
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.
Upon conclusion of the day, there will be an opportunity to go for a walk through some of the tracks inside the sanctuary and have a go at spotting some of the rare and amazing creatures which live inside.
For more info on Zealandia, check out: https://www.visitzealandia.com/About
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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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