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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 pangao and spinifex/kawhangatara.
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 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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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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