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Wednesday, November 29

Donner’s Bush Microreserve Project. 10am-12pm. Meet at 9.45am at the Department of Conservation office, 63 Carnarvon Street, to travel to the site, which can be difficult to find.
The session will involve weed control, mulching and track development to support the development of the riverside ecological corridor. Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and a water bottle. Contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692 for more information. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Sunday, December 3

Waikanae Coast Care. From 1pm. A public meeting on caring for coastal sand dunes and restoring natural landscapes. Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club.

Monday, December 11

Free wetlands ecological restoration and enhancement workshop. Starts at 7pm. Workshop covers the initial concept through to planting and weed control. Attendees are encouraged to bring along photos/maps of their wetlands to share. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. Contact 867 4708 for more information.
Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Wednesday, December 13

Nursery Work, 10am-12pm. Want to learn how to grow native trees? Join in potting up native trees that we will be donating to community groups like schools and marae. No experience needed. Fun and easy volunteering. There is shelter at the nursery so it will go ahead, rain, hail or shine. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 1259 442. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Monday, December 18

Pest trapping and weedbusting at Waihirere Domain, 10am-2pm. Have a go at cleaning up pest plants along the stream in Waihirere Domain, plus check pest traps. Bring covered footwear and lunch. Tools are provided. Meet at 10am in the Waihirere carpark. Contact Jamie Foxley on 022 627 1952. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Wednesday, December 20

Donner’s Bush Microreserve Project. 10am-12pm. Meet at 9.45am at the Department of Conservation office, 63 Carnarvon Street, to travel to the site, which can be difficult to find. The session will involve weed control, mulching and track development to support the development of the riverside ecological corridor. Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and a water bottle. Contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692 for more information. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Sunday, December 31

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti monthly beach clean-up. 11am-1pm, Waikanae Beach. Come and see off 2017 by helping clean up the region’s beautiful beaches and keeping rubbish out of the ocean. Bring bucket, gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

■ Note: Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti is a series of volunteer sessions co-ordinated by Gisborne District Council, Department of Conservation, Tairawhiti Environment Centre and Women’s Native Tree Project Trust.

For more details and weather cancellations check out the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.


Wednesday, November 29

Donner’s Bush Microreserve Project. 10am-12pm. Meet at 9.45am at the Department of Conservation office, 63 Carnarvon Street, to travel to the site, which can be difficult to find.
The session will involve weed control, mulching and track development to support the development of the riverside ecological corridor. Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and a water bottle. Contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692 for more information. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Sunday, December 3

Waikanae Coast Care. From 1pm. A public meeting on caring for coastal sand dunes and restoring natural landscapes. Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club.

Monday, December 11

Free wetlands ecological restoration and enhancement workshop. Starts at 7pm. Workshop covers the initial concept through to planting and weed control. Attendees are encouraged to bring along photos/maps of their wetlands to share. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. Contact 867 4708 for more information.
Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Wednesday, December 13

Nursery Work, 10am-12pm. Want to learn how to grow native trees? Join in potting up native trees that we will be donating to community groups like schools and marae. No experience needed. Fun and easy volunteering. There is shelter at the nursery so it will go ahead, rain, hail or shine. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 1259 442. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Monday, December 18

Pest trapping and weedbusting at Waihirere Domain, 10am-2pm. Have a go at cleaning up pest plants along the stream in Waihirere Domain, plus check pest traps. Bring covered footwear and lunch. Tools are provided. Meet at 10am in the Waihirere carpark. Contact Jamie Foxley on 022 627 1952. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Wednesday, December 20

Donner’s Bush Microreserve Project. 10am-12pm. Meet at 9.45am at the Department of Conservation office, 63 Carnarvon Street, to travel to the site, which can be difficult to find. The session will involve weed control, mulching and track development to support the development of the riverside ecological corridor. Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and a water bottle. Contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692 for more information. Part of Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti.

Sunday, December 31

Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti monthly beach clean-up. 11am-1pm, Waikanae Beach. Come and see off 2017 by helping clean up the region’s beautiful beaches and keeping rubbish out of the ocean. Bring bucket, gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

■ Note: Conservation Experiences Tairawhiti is a series of volunteer sessions co-ordinated by Gisborne District Council, Department of Conservation, Tairawhiti Environment Centre and Women’s Native Tree Project Trust.

For more details and weather cancellations check out the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.


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