Time is TBD|
Within the Whau River Catchment Area
Habitat Restoration Heroes - Nature Needs You!
Volunteering opportunity - Besides planting new native plants (from big trees to low growing groundcover, depending on the situation), a key element of restoration is to manage environmental weeds (otherwise known as pest plants).
Time & Location
Time is TBD
Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
About The Event
The Whau River Catchment Trust is working towards healthier habitat throughout the Whau river catchment area through community participation and kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection). We deliver a wide range of community-based environmental projects focusing on ecological restoration and conservation, principally in collaboration with Auckland Council and other key stakeholders within the catchment.
Nature Needs You! We are on the search for Habitat Restoration Heroes. Ecological restoration is the restoration of habitat for native birds, lizards and insects, many of which are in decline in Aotearoa New Zealand. Besides planting new native plants (from big trees to low growing groundcover, depending on the situation), a key element of restoration is to manage environmental weeds (otherwise known as pest plants). Pest plants are exotic species (foreign to Aotearoa) which, if left unchecked, will kill native species and destroy habitat. Some of the worst pest plants are vines which climb up trees and shrubs and smother them. Another key element of restoration is mulching new and recent plantings. The application of mulch (arborist woodchip) helps to suppress emerging weeds, and also helps the young native plants to survive the hot and dry summers while their roots are still making their way deeper into the ground.
If your team would love to work outdoors, come and spend some time clearing invasive pest plants from native habitat and mulching. It is very rewarding work.
Please also register here if you are an individual and we will put you with a group that best suits your availability.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ; Goal 6 - Clean water and sanitation Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities Goal 14 - Life below water Goal 15 - Life on land