Volunteer

Our Planting Days for 2020 are now complete!

Thankyou to all those who took part in our planting days this year.

With your help we were able to plant over 14,000 native plants at new and existing Greendot sites. We also planted about 6,000 native plants through our Kids Discovery Plantout Programme and other landowners planted about 4,000 plants in their own time.

We are really excited to have now planted over 100,000 native seedlings in the  Te Ara Kākāriki Canterbury Greenway and in October we planted our 100th Greendot site.

Check in here in August next year for details on our 2021 Plantout events or follow us on Facebook or Instagram

Other planting opportunities:

Te Ara Kakariki can organise a planting day for your staff team or community group in October. 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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