Taupō Swamp - A Wetland Treasure
Plimmerton, Wellington

Location:
Plimmerton, Wellington
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Departs from:
Get in touch for Free Transport - bookings essential. Alternatively, meet us on-site opposite 6 Ulric Street, or carparks are available on Douglas Close near Palmers in Plimmerton.
Departure time:
9:15am

Join us for a day and get your hands dirty as we need help removing weeds, clearing rubbish, and planting native trees in the Plimmerton area. We have partnered with the Friends of Taupo Swamp & Catchment and Porirua City Council to restore and protect this unique habitat.

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! 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 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 Centre & Porirua Train Station is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).

REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.

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.

Join this project

20th October 2022
Cost: On projects which include an overnight stay, a volunteer contribution towards costs of meals, accommodation and transport is required – from * single day bookings are FREE
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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 wellington@cvnz.org.nz