Owhiro Stream Project - Tree Rescue
Owhiro Bay, Wellington

Owhiro Bay, Wellington
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Get in touch for Free Transport - bookings essential. Alternatively, meet us on-site by 61 Frobisher St, Owhiro Bay - near the bus stop.
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The team at Conservation Volunteers NZ are very excited to continue our work in the Owhiro Stream catchment with a new restoration project. We have received a grant from MPI’s Matariki Tu Rakau fund to plant 20,000 natives in the area over the next three winters. Our amazing and hardworking volunteers have managed to plant nearly 7,000 plants in such a short amount of time!

Our focus for the rest of the year will be caring and maintaining the planting sites to ensure the native trees are growing and healthy. Planting will start back up in Winter next year, so we will need your help in caring for the rakau until they reach treenage size.

Frobisher Reserve is a valley located between Frobisher Street and Happy Valley Road. It has been identified as a ‘significant area of natural landscape’ but is currently dominated by introduced weeds. By replacing these weeds with native plants, we will provide more habitat for native animals, while improving the water quality of Owhiro Stream, and quality of life for local residents.

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 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).


Email wellington@cvnz.org.nz if you have trouble registering and we can book for you.

COVID-19 update

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.

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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