Conservation Volunteers New Zealand with the support of the Auckland Council are partnering with the Pt. Chevalier community to begin an exciting new project at Eric Armishaw Park in Pt. Chevalier, Auckland. We are beginning a series of volunteering days to help restore the beauty and biodiversity of this stunning coastal reserve. We encourage local residents to get involved to learn about conservation and get more involved in their local park.
Eric Armishaw Park is a coastal area consisting of saltmarshes, wetlands, a narrow coastal forest strip and a large area of mown grass. The reserve is adjacent to shellbanks, saltmarshes and mudflats where native birds including oystercatchers, pied stilts, dotterels and banded rails are known to visit or reside. The park has become overrun with pest plants including blackberry and other climbing plants such as moth plant and madeira vine. These plants are a threat to the biodiversity of the area.
Over the coming months, we’ll have a team of volunteers at this park to start working on the identification and removal of these invasive pest plants. Come join the team to volunteer for one or more days.
For more information or to get involved please call 0800 56 76 86 or email [email protected]. We’d love to have your help.