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Wakatipu Reforestation Trust Planting Day Volunteers Needed

Volunteers at Whitechapel planting day Spring 2019

Wakatipu Reforestation Trust Planting Day Volunteers Needed

The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust (WRT) invites our community to throw off the winter / Covid blues and join us planting natives this September. Due to the autumn lockdown, we have a record number of plants ready to go into the ground this spring, and we need all of the help we can get! 

To date, our volunteers have planted over 40,000 plants throughout the Wakatipu Basin, and we are thrilled to see these sites now thriving and providing habitat for the return of native birds, lizards and invertebrates. All of our planting is on public land, in your ‘backyard”, along the bike trails, where you walk the dog, and where the kids play. 

Come along to rediscover and reconnect with the native forest that was once bountiful in the basin, and be a part of restoring our natural biodiversity. Absolutely no experience is needed, just a willingness to get your hands dirty and have some fun in nature! It’s drop-in style and everyone is welcome. Bring your family, friends and enthusiasm. 

Planting Dates & Locations:

Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
Saturday, 5 Sept, from 9am - 12pm, and from 1-3pm
Morning tea gratefully provided by the Hilton Hotel
And BBQ lunch to celebrate the start of the season

Bush Creek (park in the carpark behind the Chinese Village)
Saturday, 12 Sept, from 9am - 12pm

Lake Hayes South (park at Lake Hayes Pavillion)
Saturday, 19 Sept, from 9am - 12pm

Mill Creek, Slope Hill Road (parking near bike trail entrance)
Saturday, 26 Sept, from 9am - 12pm
Morning tea gratefully provided by Crowne Plaza
And BBQ lunch after planting

Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve (DOC Reserve - 282 Tucker Beach Road)
Saturday, 3 Oct, from 9am - 12pm

What to bring:
- shovel and gloves
- good footwear, a hat, sunscreen, water & snacks

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