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
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. Spring planting dates:
11th September – Whitechapel Reserve, Arrow Junction
18th September – Bush Creek, Behind Chinese Village
25th September – Lake Hayes South
2nd October – Mill Creek Tributary – Slope Hill Road (off Speargrass Flats Road)
2nd October – Friends of Tucker Beach Wildlife Reserve Community Planting (282 Tucker Beach Road.
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
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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