Kurt Brehmer Walkway

Location: Rosebank, Avondale
Availability: Mon, Tues ,Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 10am to 2pm
Team size: 10 - 100

Description:

This organisation is working towards healthier streams along the Whau river through community participation and kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection). They deliver a wide range of community-based environmental projects, principally in collaboration with the Auckland Council and other key stakeholders within the catchment, and includes programmes and projects in the areas of ecological restoration and conservation.

This project involves restoring a 1.5km long riverside walkway which is home to admiral butterflies and unusual native plants, like tree nettle and native jasmine, rarely seen in urban Auckland. The organisation has been restoring the walkway for 10 years and extending the areas of beautiful native bush. But, there is a constant battle to hold back some nasty exotic weeds, like madeira vine, tradescantia and mothplant, which threaten this lovely area. Help control these and turn them into natural compost.

During the planting season (june to October) you will be involved in helping to plant the "Mayors Millions" of which this organisation has 10,000 trees plus a further 10,000 trees from other providers, all to be planted by the end of October!!

If your team would love to work outdoors, come and spend some time planting, mulching and weeding and help keep this walkway in great shape.

By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainability Goals ;

Goal 6 -Clean water and sanitation
Goal 10 - Reduced inequalities
Goal 11 - sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12 - Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13 - Climate action
Goal 14 - Life below water
Goal 15 - Life on land

We enjoyed being outdoors and learning about the restoration project. Our supervisor was friendly and knowledgeable about plants and made the day easy and enjoyable.

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