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MOTUTAPU - Breathing new life into an ancient landform

Provider: Motutapu Restoration Trust

Region: Auckland




You could be part of this far reaching and exciting conservation project! Join one of our public volunteer days! We have regular opportunities for volunteers to participate in the ecological restoration of the island of Motutapu in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. 
Volunteer days occur all year on the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month, (except  public holiday weekends). Mid-week volunteer days are by arrangement. From September to April the work consists of nursery work and weed busting. From May until August the work involves native tree planting and weed busting. Individuals, groups and children, accompanied by an adult, are all welcome. Transport is by Fullers ferry and the planting days end with a sausage sizzle. 
The Motutapu Restoration Trust volunteers plant several thousand native saplings during the winter. Thanks to an increasing number of conservation volunteers, we continue to make good progress with weed control, focusing on moth plant, apple of Sodom, gorse and woolly nightshade. The Trust is always looking for more volunteers to continue weed control, nursery work and planting, all vital parts of native forest restoration. Volunteers are also needed for fencing, beach cleanups, and general maintenance. Following a major animal pest eradication project last year the island is virtually pest-free. Ferry departure time 9.15 am, return ferry time 4.30 pm (winter) 5.30pm (summer) fare $21 adults and $10.50 children (5-15 years). Please register so that arrangements can be made for the volunteer day. 
We look forward to sharing this amazing project with you. Check out
www.motutapu.org.nz for more information. 
Accommodation provided: No.  
Transport provided: Transport is provided on Motutapu when needed.

Skills required

Volunteers are given training as necessary

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