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

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).

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. Email wellington@cvnz.org.nz to register or sign up on our website. 

COVID-19 update

We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

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4th November 2021
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
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10th November 2021
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17th November 2021
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23rd November 2021
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15th December 2021
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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