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Volunteer Tree Releasing Day – Atiu Creek Regional Park

When:

Sat 6 Oct 2018, 10:00am–3:00pm
Sat 27 Oct 2018, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Atiu Creek Regional Park, Run Road, Tapora, Wellsford, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

The Project:
Atiu Creek is a Regional Park bordering the Kaipara Harbour on the Tapora Peninsula at the northern edge of Auckland. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) has partnered with Auckland Council to undertake restoration of key areas within the park.

Surrounded by beautiful native forest, wetlands, streams and heritage sites, Atiu Creek provides many opportunities for volunteers to get involved in conservation action.

CVNZ operates a nursery on the park growing native trees and shrubs for revegetating areas of the park to improve water quality and create habitat for native species. The work doesn’t end when the trees have been planted though!

It can take a couple of years before the planted trees are established enough to hold their own against competitive exotic grasses and weeds. We can help the planted trees establish by pulling back the grasses that may otherwise smother them – this is called tree releasing.

We would love for you and your family and friends to join us in restoring this beautiful site by releasing native plants at one of our previous planting sites.

Where:
Upon registering for this event you will be sent directions of where to meet at the park. There is the option of an 8am Auckland city pick up from the CVNZ office on Eden Terrace if you would like a ride.

Atiu Creek is located on the Tapora peninsula at the northern edge of the Auckland Region. It is approximately a 1.5 hr drive from central Auckland.

Description:
The day will involve releasing native trees and shrubs that have previously been planted. This means pulling back grasses that are competing with them. You will be given instructions and a demonstration on the day and will be working alongside others doing the same activity.

Who:
Anyone is welcome to join. You do not need to have done this before! Please note the activity requires the ability to walk across uneven ground, and repetitive bending down.

What to bring:
You will need to bring your lunch, snacks and water with you. There is nowhere on site to purchase food.

You will need to wear sturdy footwear such as walking boots or gumboots to protect your feet and ankles - it can also get quite muddy.

For protection from the sun and for your own safety you are required to wear long pants, long sleeved shirts with a collar, sunglasses and a sunhat for this activity to comply with our health and safety standards. Consider the weather on the day and be prepared warm clothes and raingear.

We will provide high visibility safety vests for you to wear on the day along with tools and gloves. There will be toilet facilities and first aid gear available.

Registration:
If you are interested in participating in this event or would like more information, please get in contact with Siobhan O’Grady via email - sogrady@cvnz.org.nz.

Registration is essential. You may register up until the day before the event.

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