Taupō Swamp - A Wetland Treasure
Plimmerton, Wellington

Plimmerton, Wellington
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Meet at 9am opposite - 6 Ulric Street. Or get in touch to book a free ride from Wellington or Porirua.
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Taupo Swamp was the first major wetland to be protected in the Wellington region and is a biodiversity gem because of the rich diversity of plants, fish, birds, reptiles and insects that can be found there. This wetland also plays a crucial role in regulating water flows, reducing the risks of local flooding, capturing nutrients and sediments from surrounding farmland to improve water quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Easily seen from State Highway 1, most Wellingtonians would have driven past the Taupo Swamp and may not have even realised it was there! Join us for a day and get your hands dirty removing weeds and rubbish and planting native species (end of may - september) in this unique habitat.

With 90% of wetlands in New Zealand drained and developed, we need your help to protect and restore this vital habitat for our native wildlife and plants!

What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots are essential, 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 and Porirua city centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED. Email wellington@cvnz.org.nz to register or sign up on our website. 

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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