Key Native Ecosystems - Coastal Restoration
Wellington, Wellington

Wellington, Wellington
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Join us for a day of coastal conservation as we remove weed species along Wellington's south coast, such as karo and osteospermum, before they produce seeds and spread. This is one of our most popular projects- book a spot before they fill up!

Coastal dunes are home to a range of native animals, including 4 species of native lizard: common gecko, the common skink, the spotted skink, and the copper skink. The katipo spider was once widespread in coastal dunes along the Wellington coastline but is now a nationally threatened species.

Dunelands close to settlements are vulnerable to colonisation by invasive weeds which de-stabilise the sand, and displaces native species such as pingao and spinifex/kawhangatara. 

SEA Week is coming up in March! During the dates of 6th - 10th March, unforutnately NO TRANSPORT is available for the whole week. Volunteers are to please meet our teams onsite for each day. Transport will be available for the following week, with limited spots.

What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots are essential, please bring eye protection/glasses, 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 snacks!

What we provide: fully trained team leader/s, gloves, tools and training.

Free transport to and from Wellington City is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).


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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

27th March 2023
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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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