Restoring Lakewood Reserve
Churton Park, Wellington

Churton Park, Wellington
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Located near the upper tributaries of the Porirua Stream, Lakewood Reserve has undergone a radical transformation by the Churton Park Revegetation Group.  Since 2004, over 12000 native plants have been planted, and the habitat has changed from mainly exotic species into a healthy native riparian environment. 

We would love to have your help maintaining this site by releasing native plants that are in need of rescuing, by removing weeds that could be smothering the trees. We may also be removing more robust invasive species to make way for more native trees that will be planted in the future.

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/from Wellington City centre is available (contact us to arrange a seat with your booking).


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Join this project

7th February 2023
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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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