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Get your hands dirty for a good cause

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Porirua City Council and Conservation Volunteers Wellington are collaborating on several community conservation projects in Porirua to help restore and clean up litter in our local parks and reserves.

“We want to encourage our residents to get involved in these community conservation projects, it’s a fantastic way to give back and you don’t need to have any training or special gear –Conservation Volunteers will provide everything that you may need,” says Julian Emeny, Council’s Parks Manager.

Conservation Volunteers has all bases covered – they provide a fully trained team leader overseeing the event, gloves, tools, health and safety management, and training.

“We ask volunteers to wear good sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants. Bring a hat, a weatherproof jacket and a packed lunch, snacks and water to keep you going while saving the planet!” says Emeny.

He says that it is also a fun day out for families and a great way to get young and old involved in local conservation projects.

“Bring the whole whanau along and make a day of it. We’d love to see a great turnout of people supporting their local parks and reserves.”

Upcoming events

20 March, 31 March & 28 April, 9am - Bothamley Park restoration, 14 Fiordland Place, Aotea.

We’ll attend to previously planted trees and do a litter cleanup. Afterwards there will be a short, guided hikoi through the bush.

24 March & 7 April, 9am - Porirua wetland restoration, Bowlers Wharf, Papakowhai.

We’ll be cleaning up rubbish and removing invasive weeds from around estuary areas and stream banks.

8 April, 9am Sievers Grove Nursery day.

We’ll help with the propagation processes to nurture and raise native plants which will be used to restore ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

17 April, 9am Cannons Creek Lakes clean-up.

Come and help us to restore and protect the creek for all the critters and native plants that live there.

You can find more information on volunteering opportunities at conservationvolunteers.co.nz

16 Mar 2021