Public planting events 2020

This year we will be hosting four public plantout days in Spring – See below for details and links to register.



















Sunday August 23rd: Public planting at Stackwoods Bend / Old Tai Tapu Road adding to Ladbrooks School’s three years of planting along the Huritini/Halswell River. This site has previously been funded by the community through Million Metres Streams and this additional planting has been made possible through Environment Canterbury Immediate Steps funding

This will be a self drive day with snacks and drinks provided. BYO lunch, warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

REGISTER for August 23rd HERE

Saturday September 5th: Full plantout day in Lincoln and Tai Tapu

Buses will pick up participants from stops around Christchurch about 9am and return them to their stop by 5pm. Lunch/Snacks and drinks all provided.

REGISTER for September 5th HERE

Sunday September 20th: Full plantout day in Springfield including the public gravel pit site.

Buses will pick up participants from Christchurch to Springfield around 9am and return them to their stops by 5pm. Lunch/Snacks and drinks all provided.

REGISTER for September 20th HERE

Saturday October 3rd: Public planting day at two sites in West Melton

A self drive event beginning at 10am and finishing by 4pm. BYO lunch.

REGISTER for October 3rd HERE

Other planting opportunities:

Te Ara Kakariki can organise a planting day for your staff team or community group in October. We have two sites left, one is a wetland in Rakaia and the other a streamside planting on a dairy farm in Sheffield. For more on staff planting days Click HERE.

For enquiries email [email protected]

Why become a volunteer?

With less than 1% of vegetation remaining on the Canterbury Plains, we need you help to plant native Greendots. Every year Te Ara Kākāriki plants natives at a number of sites.

Te Ara Kākāriki invites those with an interest in the environment, those that love getting outdoors and those that want to want to be around like minded people to get involved.

Volunteer to become active agents of change.

Details about our large Spring Planting days:

TRANSPORT: Upon registering, you will be able to choose the closest bus pickup location for you in the Christchurch or Selwyn District. The bus will take you to the sites, and back by 5pm.

PLANTING SITES: You will plant at a morning, and afternoon site, so you will experience a range of plants according to the soil, topography and micro climates. Sites vary within Selwyn, depending on the scheduled event.

THE DAY: We have ecologists laying plants, there will be a demonstration of how to plant, and opportunities for question and answers about the native plants selected for each site. There will be two concurrent groups, visiting at least two sites over the day

WE PROVIDE: Gloves and spades. Snacks and drinks.

FOOD: Please advise of dietary requirements when registering.

September 5th: Morning and Afternoon Tea plus lunch provided.

September 20th: Morning and Afternoon Tea plus lunch provided

October 3rd: BYO Lunch. Morning and afternoon tea provided.

BRING: Please bring your friends and family, sturdy shoes, a sun hat and lots of enthusiasm.

REGISTER: Volunteers must register for events – usually posted two months before the event, and closing two days before the planting or when buses are full.

SMALL DONATION: Most of the funds for restoration projects are provided through public funding. This is the one time in the year we ask for a small contribution from volunteers. Please consider giving $10 per adult, and $5 per child to help us cover our costs. Click the yellow donate button – top right to donate.

POSTPONEMENT DATES: We always have a back up day the week after in case of bad weather, please note the postponement date when registering.

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