Volunteering in Wellington

Endangered Species Day at The Papakura Stream

Every year, on the third Friday in May, thousands of people around the world participate in Endangered Species Day by celebrating, learning about, and taking action to protect threatened and endangered species. This year, we will celebrate Endangered Species Day on the slightly later date of Wednesday 26th May with a launch event for our brand new Papakura Stream Restoration Project in South Auckland.

 

Papakura Stream Restoration Project

The Papakura Stream Restoration Project is a large, multi-stakeholder, catchment wide programme that will restore and protect this important waterway and the habitat for the diverse species that call this area home. The project’s aim is to restore and protect stream banks and water quality, as well as habitat for native species. This restoration will include fencing (with Future Posts – recycled plastic fence posts), planting native trees and shrubs, water quality monitoring, plant maintenance, and community engagement. In partnership with Manurewa, Franklin and Papakura Local Boards, restoration will take place on both public land, and private land, working alongside farmers and other landowners. This project will also require the support of the local community and the corporate community in the form of volunteering, sponsorship and partnerships.

 

Papakura Stream Project launch event

Come join us for Endangered Species Day as we launch our stream restoration programme. The event will take place at Brookby Wildlife Habitat as we help private landowners, Mark and Nicky Auld, to restore their wetland areas and protect mature kahikatea stands and the nearby Papakura Stream. This wetland area will be fenced using Future Posts fence posts which are made from recycled soft plastic. This fencing is sponsored by  Mondelēz New Zealand and will protect the stream and our restoration site from livestock. For our launch event we will get started on planting the 3,500 native trees to be planted here this coming winter. This area is home to the threatened kākā, bats and longfin eel.

Where: Brookby Wildlife Habitat, Brookby

When: Wednesday 26th May, 10am – 2pm

Activities: Planting 1,000 + native trees and shrubs

 

To book your spot or to find out more, please contact Siobhan at [email protected]

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