Get Involved

The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust thrives on the goodwill and hard work of our volunteers. Volunteers help us turn our vision into a reality, one plant at a time.

Whether you have lived in the Queenstown-Lakes area all your life or are visiting for a short time, we would love to show you what we do and to get you involved.

Ways You Can Volunteer

WRT Community Nursery

Community Nursery Sessions

Every Tuesday and Wednesday we welcome volunteers to our community nursery to help with all aspects of growing our native plants from eco sourced seeds. No experience is required and everyone is welcome.  

Our community nursery is open to volunteers every Tuesday & Wednesday mornings throughout spring & summer.

Summer Hours (September-April) | 9:00am – 12:00pm

Winter Hours (May, June, August) | 12.00 – 3.00pm

Jean Malpas Community Nursery, Poplar Drive, Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights.

Community Planting Days

In spring and autumn plants leave the nursery to be planted at one of our sites. Autumn planting dates:  

2nd April  – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
9th April – Bush Creek, Behind Chinese Village
23rd April – Lake Hayes South (to be confirmed)
30th April – Mill Creek Tributary – Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats Road)


Volunteered Services

We welcome volunteers who can contribute their own expertise and help in other ways. For example by providing: 

 Photography    Writing   Artwork   Spraying   Using Scrub-bar   Fundraising   Engineering   Building

WRT Community Planting Days

Become a Planting Partner

We can provide plants and support to other groups who take on the planting and management of sites on public land throughout the Wakatipu Basin.

We’d love to hear from you, your business, community association, community group or school if you are interested in taking on a planting site.

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