Come join Conservation Volunteers New Zealand this month on one of our many projects celebrating Conservation Week.
Conservation Week is an annual event across New Zealand to encourage people to protect their native plants and animals. This year, Conservation Week urges you to “love your backyard” through getting engaged with exercises and events either in your own background or in your community. This week is a great opportunity to find a project near you that needs your help and to learn a little more about the environmental threats faced by our parks and green spaces, plants and animals.
Want to join?
Conservation Volunteers will have multiple projects in Auckland, Punakaiki and Wellington to help bring back our native birds, and protect our wildlife and flora and fauna. To join a project, click on one of the projects below to book online or feel free to get in touch to find out about other upcoming events.
Brookby Wildlife Habitat, Brookby
Saturday 14th October and/ or Wednesday 18th October
With the help of the local community and volunteer groups the Brookby Wildlife Habitat Trust is returning fragile wetlands back to their natural state. The project will improve the water quality of the catchment and also the Papakura Stream, increase plant biodiversity and the endemic wildlife and aquatic life in and around the stream as well as providing a good food source for the now abundant birdlife, birds such as tuis and wood pigeons, insects and lizards. On both of these day we will be working with young native seedlings in the nursery, grown from locally sourced seeds which will be planted back into the protect areas to boost the areas biodiversity. You can join for one or both days. We’d love to have your help. To book onto this project or to find out more please contact [email protected] or 0800 567686.
Tuesday 17th October
The Pourewa valley is bisected by the Pourewa stream and is full of wonderful regenerating native bush and host to many native bird species. The Pourewa Restoration Group has achieved a significant amount, clearing weeds and replanting natives, but there is still much to be done. This week we will be clearing invasive pest plants that are threatening the biodiversity of the area. Come help us complete an oasis of native bush in an ever expanding Auckland city.
Wednesday 18 October
Come lend at a hand at the CVNZ nursery for Conservation week! We’re pleased with the success of our seedlings so far, however the nursery itself is in need of some revamping and maintenance. On this day we will be laying down some weed mat and weatherproofing some of the structures. We will also be painting a conservation week mural to celebrate the native biodiversity around Wellington that we’re working to protect. The plants grown in our nursery will be used for our Forest in the Heart of Wellington project which involves volunteers from schools, communities and corporations in the planting of 65,000 native trees in the central Wellington Town Belt, bringing the total number of trees planted by Wellington Rotary to 100,000.
Port Hills Recovery, Christchurch
17th – 19th October
CVNZ is kicking off its Port Hills Recovery programme- supported by Christchurch City Council –with a week of planting 3,000 native trees on Council land on Worsleys Road in Cashmere Valley. You are welcome to join our team of volunteers from around the globe on Tuesday 17th October, Wednesday 18th or Thursday 19th. For more information, and how to register, email: [email protected]
16th – 20th October
Join Conservation Volunteers on an adventure along the beautiful West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This project focuses on habitat restoration of coastal land adjacent to Paparoa National Park. Volunteers will help out with a variety of tasks in a stunning location- including tree planting, seed collection and removal of weeds. Punakaiki is home to the world-famous Pancake Rocks, and provides a wonderful opportunity to explore this unique coastal landscape.
To find out more about these or any of our other upcoming projects please do get in touch. You can email [email protected] or call 0800 56 76 86.