Western Springs, Auckland
- Departs from:
- 99 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022 Western Springs Auckland
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Western Spring or 'Te Wai Orea' (The water of the eels) started life as a abundant river, fed primarily by water coming off the two Maunga Te Tatua-a-Riukiuta, Mount Albert and Maungawhau / Mount Eden. As Auckland’s population continued to grow the river was dammed and converted into a human made lake to provide water to the people of Auckland. Shortly after this demand outstripped the supply and the land went through many evolutions. Firstly as a camp, some was sold off to housing and eventually the boggy land was abandoned leaving it vulnerable to rubbish dumping.
Eventually the rubbish and weed choked lake became such an eye sore that Auckland Council decided to restore it. The now cleaned, weeded and replanted lake and land is home to many native and introduced bird and fish species like the long fin eel, shags, ducks and geese.
Today Auckland Council is making an effort to restore it back to some of its native beauty. So join us for a community planting day at Western Springs where we will be planting over 1000 native plants and trees. Be a part of making it a home to native species and a native paradise in the middle of the city.
Planting will be from 10am – 12pm followed by a free BBQ.
We will provide gloves and spades.
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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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