- Departs from:
- Meet at 9am on Wadestown Road opposite Wellington Waterworks, or get in touch to book a ride from Melrose or Wellington station
- Departure time:
Experience one of the oldest reserves in Wellington city, bordering the regenerating forest of Te Ahumairangi hill, Queens park is part native habitat restoration, part heritage site. The canopy contains some of the oldest oak trees in the city while the beautiful undergrowth of native forest grows beneath. We will be supporting the local community group with control of invasive plant pests that threaten to prevent our native plants from thriving.
The Thorndon Residents Association and a number of Thorndon and Wadestown residents have been working with the Wellington City Council towards rejuvenating Queens Park which, since its formation over 120 years ago, has become sadly neglected over the past couple of decades.
What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots with good grip are essential, long sleeves, and long trousers. Ensure you pack warm clothes such as a beanie/hat, 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 centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).
REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or sign up on our website.
We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.
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16th June 2023
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is New Zealand's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 2006. We offer conservation programs across New Zealand which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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