Key Native Ecosystems - Dune 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!

Monday 31st October will be a HALLOWEEN THEMED DAY. What better way to celebrate Halloween than getting outdoors, trick or treating and hit the seas for some coastal weeding. Dress in your best nature outfit, ocean costume or what ever your heart desires. The best dressed will get a prize at the end of the day!

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, 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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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

5th December 2022
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Heritage Restoration, Weed Removal, Other
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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