Key Native Ecosystems - Dune Restoration
South Coast, Wellington

South Coast, Wellington
Departs from:
Z station on Vivian Street at 8:30 or meet us on site at 9am - get in touch for directions.
Departure time:

Coastal dunes are home to a diversity of native animals. Lizard species include the common gecko and three species of skink: 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 displace native species such as pïngao and spinifex/kawhangatara. Join us for a day of coastal conservation as we remove weed species before they produce seeds and spread. Project locations include Lyall Bay, Tarakena Bay and the Owhiro Quarry.

What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, hat and waterproof jacket essential. Layering and wearing a beanie is a good way to stay warm. 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 available from the Z station on Vivian Street at 8:30am - please let us know if you need a ride. Alternatively meet our team on site at 9am - project locations will be confirmed via email. Finish time varies but is usually around 3pm.

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Join this project

15th February 2020
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from From $40.00 for 2 days
* 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