Community planting days are a great chance to head out to a beautiful location, get your hands dirty and enjoy a morning in the fresh air. You will see first hand where plants from the nursery end up and help to rebuild native habitats one plant at a time.
Absolutely everyone is welcome, no experience is required, and our core volunteers will be on hand to show you how it’s done. Your help will make a difference and you will leave your mark on the Whakatipu landscape for years to come.
WHAT TO BRING: Gardening gloves, shovel (if you have one), sturdy footwear, water, sunscreen & a hat.
Keystone Site Planting Days
Our Keystone Sites are large, multi-year planting projects on public land. These areas will ultimately form biodiversity islands and corridors, providing food and habitat for our native birds, lizards and invertebrates.
Autumn 2023 Volunteer Planting Dates
Sat 1st April – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction (followed by Community BBQ)
Sat 15th April – Bush Creek, behind Chinese Village
Sat 21st April – Lake Hayes Pavilion **new site**
Sat 29th April – Mill Creek Tributary, Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats Road) (followed by Community BBQ)