The planting is part of a long term project by the Te Ia Trust to reforest 22 hectares of land on the banks of the Waikato River and aims to help restore the health of the River and bring back wildlife to the area.
Volunteers can either meet at the project in Pokeno or Conservation Volunteers can provide transport in their minivan to anyone needing a lift from Mt Eden.
CVNZ Volunteer Coordinator Clair Hobi says “It’s a chance to get out and be inspired by an outstanding project and along the way make a big difference to our environment. It’s also a great opportunity to discover an intriguing piece of NZ history - Te Ia Trust is named after the Te Ia Landing, used in pioneering days to access the Bluff Stockade from the Waikato River.”
The land is protected by a QEII covenant which means the reforestation is protected for future generations even when the land is sold. The Trust has been working hard to restore the area back to a mix of native forest over the last 16 years.
CVNZ invites anyone who is interested to help with the project on the day. Volunteers can lend their assistance for a couple of hours or the whole day. Volunteering with CVNZ is a great way for people to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and learn new skills – while making a difference to their local environment.
For more information or to register please call Conservation Volunteers New Zealand on 0800 56 76 86 or email email@example.com. Bookings are essential