The group meets on a regular basis to undertake various environmental conservation activities within the park to recreate a 'Kahikatea forest' e.g. planting native plants, releasing planted plants, mulching.
They are working with the local community i.e. Kirikiriroa Marae, Knighton school, ATC training Corps to plant and establish a mixed podocarp forest (kahikatea, matai, rimu, totara etc.) as part of the ‘bush corridor’ linking the city to the river.
There is also an establishing grove of harakeke/flax from the ‘Rene Orchiston’ collection available for those teaching Maori traditional harakeke weaving. Come along and help with this project and have a sense of contributing positively to the urban restoration in Hamilton City.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 15 - Life on Land
You will need some level of physical fitness and and be keen to muck in and get the job done! A good command of English (or have an interpreter to assist on site) is required as volunteers need to be able to follow instructions and understand a Health & Safety briefing. Be prepared to get a little dirty, can co-operate with others in group, good communication skills, able to follow verbal instructions. Long sleeved shirt, Long pants, covered shoes , sunhat, raincoat and drinking bottle. plus lot of energy and enthusiasm!
Practical – outdoors