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Within the Whau River Catchment Area
Te Whau Pathway Plant a Tree Project - West Auckland
Volunteering opportunity - When the pathway is built and you walk it with your family and friends, you can tell them, "Hey, I helped plant that!" ;)
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Within the Whau River Catchment Area, West Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
About The Event
Our organisation is working towards healthier streams along the Whau river through community participation and kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection). We deliver a wide range of community-based environmental projects, principally in collaboration with the Auckland Council and other key stakeholders within the catchment, to return the river and its streams to a healthy condition for future generations to live, work and play in this irreplaceable taonga.
One of these projects is the development of Te Whau Coastal Pathway project. The pathway is to be a 16km long shared walkway linking 33 reserves, esplanades, parks and cul-de-sacs along the western edge of the Whau River.
Five parts have been completed so far (Archibald Park, Kelston | Ken Mauder Park, New Lynn | Olympic Park, New Lynn | McLeod Park,Te Atatū South | Roberts Field / Tiriroa Avenue, Te Atatū South) and this project involves putting in the amenity planting to accompany the 3m wide shared pathway.
For Te Whau Pathway Plant a Tree Project - West Auckland volunteering, teams will spend a full or half day planting alongside the pathway, mulching with wood chip to keep the plants in good health and marking the plants with bamboo canes to locate them easily in the future. When the pathway is built and you walk it with your family and friends, you can tell them, "Hey, I helped plant that!" ;)
You can volunteer with a group or yourself as an individual and we will work with you to best suit your availability.
Planting image credit: Gill from Te Whau Pathway
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals: Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production Goal 13 - Climate action Goal 14 - Life below water Goal 15 - Life on land