Conservation Volunteers invites you to participate in our World Environment Day Corporate Tree Planting Challenge on Friday, 1 June 2018.
We have identified key sites in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as across Australia that need your help. Teams will be challenged to plant as many trees as they can in a two hour period, competing against each other to see who will be crowned the champion.
Gather your workmates together, invite other divisions in your workplace, challenge your interstate branches or extend the invitation to your customers and clients. You may enter as many teams as you like.
Celebrate the end of the day with a complimentary BBQ lunch followed by a nature walk.
What you need to know
When: Friday 1st June, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: $1,200 per team of up to 10 volunteers
Registrations close: 19 May 2017
Spaces are limited.
What the day will look like
- Meet on site at 9:00am on the day
- Teams will have 2 hours to plant as many trees as you can – 10am to 12pm
- Tree planting will be judged on how many trees are planted, looking at quality and quantity
with the winning team receiving a trophy.
- A BBQ lunch will follow while tree planting quality and quantity is being judged
Sites around New Zealand
We’ve found priority sites across New Zealand where you and your team can help restore these significant locations:
Auckland – Pt. England Reserve/ Te Whanake. Pt. England Reserve in Glen Innes lies on the Tamaki Estuary. It is a beautiful coastal park but, unfortunately, one of the most polluted waterways in Auckland. Help us change that by joining us to plant thousands of native trees and shrubs which will act as filters along the waterways.
Wellington – Mount Victoria. This year planting will be at the Forest at the Heart of Wellington – a long term ecological restoration project in celebration of the Rotary Club of Wellington’s Centenary which falls in 2021. To commemorate their Centenary, Rotary and Conservation Volunteers have committed to planting 100,000 native trees on Mount Victoria in Central Wellington by 2021 and we need your help! The site of our forest is a popular area of the Mount Victoria Town Belt and just a stone’s throw from the central city.
Christchurch – Kaputahi Creek. This is a lovely site on Belfast Road, looking back onto the Port hills, which will in time become part of a much wider native forest network across the Styx River catchment and the wider Christchurch City region. This growing native forest will attract bush birds back to the city, which have become locally extinct over the last 150 years.
What did our past volunteers say about the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge?
“It was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience and I learnt a lot about the project at Bastian Point” Bridgestone New Zealand employee 2017
“It’s a great day out, and a great way to do a team building where everyone feels like they’re doing something GOOD! It’s always well organised and the BBQ afterwards is great” 2 Degrees employee 2017
“Good fun. Gets you out of the office” TORO Australia employee
“The day was really fun and at the same time we were doing something good for the environment” Optus employee 2016
Interested in other opportunities to get your workmates involved in conservation activities? Check out our Employee Volunteering information.
If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please email [email protected]