Kahotea Stream Working Bee
Porirua, Wellington

Porirua, Wellington
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Departs from:
10am opposite 7 Dimock Street, Titahi Bay. Alternatively, get in touch to book a free ride from Wellington or Porirua City Centre
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Join CVNZ for a day of freshwater conservation in Onepoto Park. Thirty species of native freshwater fish (as well as 20 introduced species) reside or spend a significant part of their life cycle in New Zealand's rivers and streams. Fifteen species have a marine phase in their life cycle so access to and from the sea is crucial if they are to survive. These species rely on streamside cover to provide cool, sheltered habitat. Water temperature and clarity, dissolved oxygen, toxic substances and nutrients all have an effect on the feeding, spawning and health of fish.

We will be removing rubbish from in the stream as well as tackling the invasive weeds growing on the banks. There may be some riparian planting involved. Working bee starts at 10am.

What to wear/bring: gumboots are highly reccomended, long sleeves and pants, jacket, hat/beanie, bring a water bottle and some snacks.

What we provide: gloves, tools, an experienced team leader and free transport to/from project (if required - ask about our pick-up locations).

Conservation Volunteering is not only about caring for the environment – it’s about caring for you and creating healthy communities. To help protect this precious resource, volunteer with us by making a booking online or get in touch for further information.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email wellington@cvnz.org.nz