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Parks Week - Lunchtime Talk: Forest In the Heart of The City

When:

Wed 14 Mar 2018, 12:00pm–12:45pm

Where: Wellington City Council , Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Come along to hear about an ambitious project to transform part of Wellington’s Town Belt. Since 2016, the Rotary Club of Wellington has partnered with Wellington City Council and Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) to greatly expand annual tree planting efforts which started on Lambton Quay in the late 1960s.

Since then Rotary has planted nearly 50,000 trees and with CVNZ has a goal to reach 100,000 to mark its centennial in June 2021 as New Zealand’s first Rotary Club.

This will be a native forest planted in stages between Majoribanks Street, Mt Victoria and Coromandel Street, Newtown, with large areas of gorse and weeds near Government House, Wellington East Girls and Wellington College as the largest areas for planting during the next four years.

By partnering to grow a native forest alongside some of our city’s most populated suburbs, the Rotary Club of Wellington and CVNZ will create meaningful volunteer opportunities to restore indigenous biodiversity.

This will be a major contribution towards creating a greener, healthier environment within Wellington City, and will show-case to the nation how humans and nature can thrive in the same place.

The talk will be in Council Committee Room 1 at the Municipal Office Building.

Numbers are limited so please register by emailing phoebe.currie@wcc.govt.nz or calling 0278030056.

These opportunities are being organised as part of Parks Week 2018. Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that our parks play in contributing to the health of our communities.

Parks are what you make them! A range of formal and informal events take place across Wellington and New Zealand during parks week—there is something for everyone! #ParksWeek

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