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One Million Trees partnership to plant 70,000 native trees with Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) is thrilled to announce a partnership with Auckland Councils One Million Trees initiative. One Million Trees is a programme for greening Auckland that plans to plant a million trees across the Auckland region over the span of three years. This initiative will not only make our city green or offset carbon emissions but also protect water quality by planting along rivers and waterways. The One Million Trees initiative will enhance our natural environment and the quality of life we enjoy living in Auckland.

What will  we do ?

CVNZ has a three years partnership plan under which we aim to plant 10,000 trees in 2017 (planting will be completed this week !). By  2018 and 2019 this number will increase to 30,000 trees each year. All of these trees will be planted at Atiu Creek Regional Park in the Kaipara Harbour. CVNZ will cover seed collection, propagation, site preparation, planting and maintenance of these trees. Increasing our green areas will also enhance biodiversity and bring back native bird populations.

Atiu Creek Regional Park

Atiu Creek Regional Park which borders the Kaipara Harbour was officially opened to the people as a Regional Park in April 2008. The park has broad harbour views with vast tracts of forest supporting a range of flora and fauna. It consists of 843 hectares of farm park intersected by significant areas of exotic and native forest. The park also provides habitat for the nationally threatened New Zealand dabchick and brown teal. CVNZ aims to make this park a greener and safer place for the species living here.

Want to Get Involved ?

If you’d like to find out a little more about how you can get involved in this exciting project please feel free to contact us. For more information or to get involved please call 0800 56 76 86 or email sogrady@cvnz.org.nz. We’d love to have your help.