Tawatawa Reserve - Weekend community planting
Island Bay, Wellington

Island Bay, Wellington
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Departs from:
Meet the team at the carpark at end of Frobisher Street at 9:30
Departure time:

We have partnered with the Rotary Club of Wellington and Wellington City Council to plant a Forest at the Heart of Wellington. This ambitious project involves volunteers from schools, communities and corporations in the planting of 65,000 native trees. The aim of this project is to create a greener, healthier environment within the city and to show-case to the nation how humans and nature can thrive in the same place. This project is in partnership with Rotary Club of Wellington, Wellington City Council and supported by the MPI Matariki Tu Rakau fund.

Tree planting happens in winter (start of June - mid September) each year. 

When: 9:30 - 1:30 Saturdays and/or Sundays

Where: the planting site at Tawatawa Reserve in Island Bay is a 10 minute walk up a moderate-steep track from the carpark at the end of Frobisher Street. 

We provide: an experienced team leader, tools, gloves, health and safety management and training. 

What to wear/bring: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, a hat/beanie, waterproof jacket, a reuseable water bottle and some snacks.

Our volunteer days are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, to meet people and to help care for the environment. So join us at one (or more) of our weekend planting dates this year!

Check out our other weekend planting events: 

Saturday, 5th June - Tawatawa Reserve

Saturday17th July - Tawatawa Reserve

Saturday, 14th August - Tawatawa Reserve

Saturday 18th September - Mamuku Gully - top of Ellice Street

COVID-19 update

We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions.

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14th August 2021
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
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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