Join a small enthusiastic bunch of volunteers support the restoration project which aims to enhance and protect the native plants in Hammond Park, Riverlea, Hamilton.
Tasks include releasing plants - cutting weeds away from the base of natives; pulling out invasive weeds such as privet, jasmine, ivy, honeysuckle; and planting natives - during the winter planting months.
You will gain:
Understanding of weeds and pest plants.
Understanding of native plants and ecological restoration practices.
Connecting with nature in a beautiful part of Hamilton, alongside the Waikato River, in a patch of mature native bush.
Connecting with other people who enjoy nature.
Becoming aware of groups involved in ecological restoration in Hamilton. Developing networks of people with skills and interests in this area.
By participating in this volunteering project you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals;
Goal 3 - Good health and well-being
Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 13 - Climate action
Goal 15 - Life on land
A keen interest in conservation is desirable but not essential. Moderate fitness and mobility required as you may be on ground which is uneven and swampy in parts. Sometimes you need to climb a fence to get into an area.
We meet on the last Saturday of each month from 10-12 and on alternate Thursdays at 10am.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.