Join Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) next month with a day of environmental restoration to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG. These events have grown and to date have mobilized 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
This year, CVNZ, in partnership with One Tree Planted, will be getting involved by running events at key sites across the country and we’d love for you to join us. Get involved by helping to plant a kahikatea forest in Christchurch or protecting young native trees from strangling weeds in Auckland or Wellington. Here’s what’s happening across the country:
Auckland – Thursday 22nd April
Join us at Sanders Reserve in Paremoremo to remove invasive weeds that are threatening the areas biodiversity by strangling young native plants. Nestled along the upper reaches of the Waitematā harbour in Paremoremo. Sanders Reserve is a beautiful park with great views of the Harbour. 20,000 native trees have been planted here over the past few years which now need some attention to ensure their survival. Come and enjoy the amazing views and at the same time give these young plants a helping hand to get established. We’ll finish the event with a vegetarian BBQ. Book online below or get in touch with Siobhan at [email protected] for group bookings.
Christchurch – Wednesday 21st April
Want to help create a living legacy for our city? Conservation Volunteers New Zealand will be planting 37,000 kahikatea in Cranford Basin this winter, and we need your help! These seedlings will grow up to become the largest stand of kahikatea in Ōtautahi Christchurch since pre-European times. Help plant this forest and be part of the larger vision to create our biodiverse-city. Join us at the end of the event with a BBQ. Book online below or contact Donna at [email protected] for group bookings.
Wellington – Thursday 22nd April
We have partnered with the Rotary Club of Wellington to grow a Forest at the Heart of Wellington. This ambitious project involves volunteers from schools, communities, and corporations in the planting and maintenance of 65,000 native trees in the central Wellington Town Belt on Mount Victoria. The aim of this project is to create a greener and healthier environment within the city and to showcase how humans and nature can thrive in the same place. Help is needed releasing young trees planted in winter from weeds, mulching, seed collecting, and predator control (rats and mice). Book online or contact Sonja at [email protected] for group bookings. Please note that this is a small event so team sizes are limited.