Key Native Ecosystems - Dune Restoration
South Coast, Wellington

Location:
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:
8:30

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, such as karo and osteospermum, 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 reusable 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.

Register online or email us at wellington@cvnz.org.nz 

He rau ringa e oti ai - by many hands the task is completed.

COVID-19 update

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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

21st July 2020
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
Weed Removal
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28th July 2020
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
Weed Removal
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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